A former Crossett school teacher has been charged with two counts of battery against a child and will appear in court in June. 

On Monday night, following executive session, the Crossett School Board accepted Angela Summerford’s resignation. She taught at Crossett Learning Center. 

The school board is required to go into executive session when discussing personnel matters unless the employee in question requests an open meeting. No information regarding Summerford was discussed during the open session part of the meeting. 

 Tenth Judicial District Deputy Prosecutor Crews Puryear has filed formal charges against Summerford, however. 

The district court’s information sheet states that Summerford is charged with two counts of Battery II. The first count allegedly occurred on Feb. 5 and the second on Feb. 12.

The charges alleged that on those dates Summerford “did knowingly and without legal justification” cause physical injury to a person she knew to be 12 years or younger. 

The information sheet does not specify if the alleged victim was a student.

Second degree battery is a Class D felony punishable by  not more than six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Summerford is set to appear in Circuit Judge Sam Pope’s court at 9:30 a.m. June 1.

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