Heather Marcotte (28), a former Northlake Christian School teacher, is in jail after admitting she bit one of her students, according to a STPSO press release. She was arrested Wednesday (November 1, 2017) and charged with felony cruelty to a juvenile.
The incident was reported to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office on October 25th by a parent of the two year-old. The mother told deputies that, when she went to pick up her son at school the day prior, she observed what appeared to be a bite mark on her son’s right 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.
The case was turned over to detectives with the STPSO Juvenile Crimes Division for investigation. During that investigation, Marcotte admitted to biting the child after she became frustrated and agitated with the child’s behavior.