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Former teaching assistants plead guilty to student assault

Posted May 9, 2008 12:09 p.m. EDT
Updated May 9, 2008 9:38 p.m. EDT

— Two former teaching assistants at Raleigh's Longview school were sentenced Wednesday in connection with an altercation involving a 12-year-old student.

Cey-Bristol Williams, 23, and Don Jackson, 26, were arrested in January and charged with simple assault and misdemeanor child abuse in connection with the Dec. 4 incident

Each pleaded guilty to one count of simple assault and was sentenced to 12 months' unsupervised probation and a 10-day suspended sentence. They must each pay a $250 fine, plus court costs.

Both men were part of an intervention team that had been working with a male student who, according to court records, used a wooden object to attack one of their cars.

According to the Wake County schools' Web site, Longview serves students "identified as in need of special education services and whose academic and behavioral needs require intensive and intrusive intervention."