The former principal of Carver Elementary School in Wendell will have to appear in court to answer allegations she assaulted a student.
Allison Baker was served Thursday with a criminal summons of assaulting a child under 12, according to Phyllis Stephens, a spokeswoman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office.
Baker had resigned as principal on June 1 after having been suspended with pay May 22 for "negative interaction with a student," according to Michael Evans, a school system spokesman.
What makes this unusual is that any kind of criminal charge was filed.
Over the past decade, I've heard from more than a few parents who've claimed that a school employee assaulted their child. Authorities are typically reluctant to file charges in those cases.
In this case, the complainant was a fellow school system employee who is a senior administrator in the HR department.
We'll see if anything results from this misdemeanor charge.
Following Baker's resignation, Judy Dudley was appointed to be Carver's interim principal.