On 3/19/2021 the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Starmont School Officials of an alleged assault that took place at the school on the 16th of March between a teacher and a student. After the School completed their level one investigation all findings were turned over to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office for a criminal investigation. Upon completion of an investigation the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office filed Assault charges on a school employee, Anita Anne Smith, age 49 of Edgewood. Smith had been placed on administrative leave during the investigation and will have to appear in court on a later date to enter her plea. According to the District website Smith is a Spanish Teacher.