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Former Louisiana Day Care Teacher Admits to Biting 2-Year-Old in the Face, Faces Cruelty Charges
A former Louisiana day care teacher is in jail after admitting that she bit one of her students, KTLA sister station WGNO in New Orleans reported.
Heather Marcotte, 28, of Covington, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of felony cruelty to a juvenile, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 25, the parent of a 2-year-old student at Northlake Christian School called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office to report an incident.
The mother told deputies that when she went to pick up her son at school the previous day, she observed what appeared to a bite mark on her son’s right cheek.
The mother said an administrator at the school informed her that her son’s teacher said she left the mark on the child when her mouth accidentally hit his face and that the teacher had been terminated following the incident.
The case was turned over to detectives.
During that investigation, Marcotte admitted to biting the child after she became frustrated and agitated with the child’s behavior.
A warrant was obtained for her arrest and she was taken into custody, officials said.
She was also fired from her job at Northlake Christian, where, according to the school’s website, instructors “are all highly trained and qualified, and more importantly, they love the Lord and they love their children.”
Tuition at the Early Learning Center is $7,600 a year, according to the school’s website,