Court documents say La Grange teacher caught on camera assaulting child

LA GRANGE, N.C. (WITN) – Court documents say that an Eastern Carolina teacher was caught on camera assaulting a child.

Lenoir County deputies charged Crystal Taylor, 53, of Kinston, with assault on a child under 12 on Tuesday. Taylor is a second grade teacher at La Grange Elementary School.

A law enforcement statement sheet obtained by WITN says that the deputy who charged Taylor was given surveillance video of what a warrant says happened on March 7th.

In the statement, the deputy said that Taylor can be seen on video pushing the 8-year-old victim in an aggressive manner in the hallway and that the child fell to the ground.

The assault was reported by school administrators, and Taylor has been suspended without pay from her job at La Grange Elementary.

Taylor was hired in August of 2013 and the school system said she’s had no previous disciplinary actions.