Amherst County High School employee charged with cruelty and injuries to children

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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — An employee of Amherst County High School has been charged with cruelty and injuries to children.

A statement from the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office said it received information last month about an alleged assault at Amherst County High School on Nov. 26, 2018, involving a school employee and a student. The nature of the incident has not been disclosed in order to protect the privacy of the child and his or her family, the sheriff’s office said.

Carla C. Campbell of Amherst is charged with cruelty and injuries to children, a class six felony.

Dr. William Wells, Assistant Superintendent at Amherst County Schools, said “all necessary and appropriate action in this case, in accordance with policy and regulations, at the time of the incident. However, we are not able to comment further, as this is a personnel matter involving a former employee.”

He confirmed Campbell we an instructional assistant at Amhrest County Schools from January 2016 to November 2018, the same month of the incident.


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