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Ex-teacher's assistant charged with assaulting Cary special-needs students

Posted July 23, 2009 7:13 p.m. EDT
Updated July 24, 2009 3:15 p.m. EDT

— A former Wake County teacher’s assistant is accused of assaulting two students in a special needs class at Adams Elementary School in Cary, officials said Thursday.

Edward Michael Gregory, 51, of Cary, was arrested on Thursday.

Gregory started working for the Wake County Public School System in July 2006. He resigned from his job as at Adams Elementary on June 11, police said.

Gregory is accused of slapping an 11-year-old boy because the boy did not want to eat his lunch, according to court documents. He is also accused of throwing a 10-year-old out of the front door of the school.

Gregory is also accused of grabbing two students by their chins and physically forcing them to eat peanut butter, according to court documents.