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Preschool teacher accused of biting 2-year-old's face

Posted at 5:05 AM, Nov 06, 2017

A preschool teacher was arrested on Wednesday after deputies say admitted to biting a 2-year-old student on the face.

Heather Marcotte, 28, has been arrested on a charge of felony cruelty to a juvenile in Louisiana.

The mother of a 2-year-old student called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office saying that when she picked her son up from school, she noticed the bite mark on his cheek.

The mother said an administrator at the school informed her that her son’s teacher reported that she left the mark on the child "when her mouth accidentally hit his face" and that the teacher had been terminated following the incident, according to the Sheriff's office.

Marcotte admitted to deputies that she bit the child after she became frustrated and agitated with his behavior. A warrant was obtained for her arrested and she was taken into custody.

Northlake Christian says it takes kids as young as six weeks old and is a “special place where your child will be loved and nurtured,” according to the Associated Press.

In a statement to the Associated Press, Head of School Monty Fontenot says: “We’ve handled it internally and there’s no further comment.”

Mary Stringini is a digital reporter for ABC Action News. Follow her on Twitter @MaryWFTS.