Instructional Assistant Charged with Assault of Student

Instructional Assistant Charged with Assault of Student

Mason Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau Child Abuse Squad charged a Glen Forest Elementary School instructional assistant with assault of a special needs student.

On Dec. 8, an employee of the school in Falls Church observed Meredith Capets, 36, of Alexandria assault the student. The employee immediately reported the assault to school administrators. Officers were notified of the incident that evening. Detectives conducted numerous interviews. Yesterday morning, detectives obtained a warrant for simple assault. Last night, Capets turned herself in at the Adult Detention Center. The warrant was served, and she was released on an unsecured bond. (No mugshot is available.)

We are asking anyone with information regarding these incidents to call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800, option 3. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), and by web – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers”. Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.   

Victim specialists from our Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim receives appropriate resources and assistance.   

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