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Police have charged a teacher’s aide at Matoaca Middle School with assaulting an sixth grader with autism who is non-verbal, said Chesterfield police Lt. Andrea Riesmeyer

Chesterfield police say Jan Costley was charged with a misdemeanor assault charge after bruising the child’s arm.

Police did obtain surveillance video from gym class of the assault which was enough to charge the teacher’s assistant, said police.

The incident happened on March 7, said police.