Teacher #fired, #arrested after #mom finds #bite mark on 2-year-old’s #cheek

A former Louisiana teacher was arrested after she admitted to biting one of her students during an alleged incident at the school, officials said.

Heather Marcotte, 28, of Covington, was arrested Wednesday on a felony cruelty to a juvenile charge and booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail.

Investigators at the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said the incident was reported the afternoon of Oct. 25 at Northlake Christian School.

Officials said a woman contacted the Sheriff’s Office to tell them that she picked up her 2-year-old son the day before and found a bite mark on his right cheek.

The woman said an administrator at the school told her that her son’s teacher left the mark on the boy when her mouth accidentally hit his face. Officials said the teacher was fired after the incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation was then handed over to the Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Crimes Division.

Marcotte admitted to biting the boy after she became frustrated with his behavior, officials said in an update Thursday, officials said. She was arrested on a warrant.

Additional details were not released.