A woman has been arrested and charged with sexual assault after video shows her grabbing a Washington D.C. grade school teacher’s breasts and feeling under her skirt at a school function.
Page Garbee, a grade school teacher in Washington D.C., was accosted by a parent of a student, according to reports, and the whole assault was caught on the school’s surveillance system.
As ABC 22 reports:
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It was the “Muffins For Moms” event, May 23, 2018 at Achievement Prep Academy public charter elementary school in Southeast Washington. On school surveillance video, teacher Page Garbee can be seen posing for a snapshot with one of her student’s mothers and a guest of that parent. Seconds later, that female guest slapped Garbee.
“All of a sudden, I felt someone smacking my behind. I stood up, bewildered, looked over and I put out my hands. I’m not sure what I said. ‘No. Stop.’ But it was a moment of shock for me. Then, all of a sudden, there was a hand reaching underneath my skirt. As the woman said, I want to finger your [redacted]. Again, I started backing away. I said ‘no.’ And then she made sort of a lunging motion at me and grabbed my breasts,” recalled Garbee.
It took weeks for DC police to find and arrest the woman who sexually assaulted Garbee: 29-year-old Andrea Shantora Brown. Garbee says she wanted to return to work, as long as Achievement Prep, or “APA,” could increase school safety patrols.
“What I tried to communicate with APA was, ‘I’m OK to return but I need something until an arrest is made. My safety and well-being has been threatened and I don’t feel safe.’”
Only small snippets of the surveillance video has been released to the public, but what has been released is shocking by itself.
It shows the parent, a black woman, repeatedly grabbing the white teacher’s breasts, and otherwise pawing at her.
“The woman who assaulted Garbee, Andrea Brown, pleaded guilty to sexual assault,” the ABC affiliate reported. “Her attorney said Brown was on PCP, marijuana and alcohol during the assault inside the school. Brown was sentenced to 30 days jail and drug treatment.”
Unsurprisingly, the victim has quit her job as a teacher and is now going back to school to change professions.
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