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A northeast Iowa teacher is charged with assault after being accused of biting a student on the arm.

A criminal complaint claims Anita Smith with the Starmont School District in Arlington grabbed a student’s arm and bit down last week. The bite caused a red mark and some bruising, leaving teeth marks, according to the filing.

Smith claims she was role-playing, but no one’s biting. She’s on administrative leave while the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office investigates.

Source: KCRG