Teacher arrested on charges of biting 2-year-old

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A 28-year-old elementary school teacher who taught at Northlake Christian School in Louisiana has been arrested this week for allegedly biting a 2-year-old child.

The child’s mother contacted authorities on Oct. 25 when she noticed a bite mark on her son’s cheek after picking him up from school.

Heather Marcotte, 28, who taught at Northlake Christian School, was arrested Wednesday (Nov. 1), the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said. Marcotte is accused of biting a 2-year-old male student on Oct. 24, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The boy’s mother called authorities on Oct. 25 to report the incident. She told investigators that when she went to pick her son from school the previous day she noticed what appeared to be a bite mark on her son’s right cheek.

The child’s mother told investigators that she had been told by school administrators that the teacher told them “she left the mark on the child when her mouth accidentally hit his face,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

School administrators told the mother the teacher had been fired following the incident.

But the Sheriff’s Office said Marcotte admitted to Juvenile Crimes Division investigators that she bit the boy after she became “frustrated and agitated” due to his behavior. The Sheriff’s Office said she was booked into the parish jail in Covington.

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