Teacher Put On Unpaid Leave After Being Sexually Assaulted At School

A teacher who asked for more security after she was sexually assaulted at a DC school was put on unpaid leave instead.

Washington, DC The sexual assault captured on video last spring of an elementary school teacher at the charter school where she worked resulted in the victim losing her last paycheck of the school year (video below)

Achievement Prep Academy teacher Page Garbee was posing for a photo with one of her students mothers at an event she created called Muffins For Moms on May 23 when the incident occurred, WJLA reported.

The entire incident was captured on the surveillance cameras in the large room in the center of the school.

All of a sudden, I felt someone smacking my behind, Garbee told WJLA. 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 p--sy. Again, I started backing away. I said, no. And then she made sort of a lunging motion at me and grabbed my breasts.

The school gave the video of the sexual assault to the DC Metropolitan Police Department, but it took several weeks for police to find and arrest the suspect.

Garbee told WJLA that she was willing to return to work at Achievement Prep Academy, but was afraid because at that point, no arrest had yet been made.

She asked the school to increase safety patrols, but her requests were ignored, she said.

Thats when Garbee said she started receiving automated messages from human resources that informed her she was taking unpaid days of leave

She said her doctor said she should take a mental health leave, but the teacher thought her school would give her paid administrative leave.

Instead, the school switched her to unpaid medical leave and stopped paying her, according to WJLA.

Achievement Prep Academy failed to pay Garbee for the last three weeks of the school year, which amounted to a total of $3,200. WJLA said they reviewed Garbees pay stubs while researching their story and confirmed she was paid zero.

It was very hard for me, Garbee told WJLA I never said goodbye to my kids. I've had some of these kids for three years. It's really hard for me that I just disappeared from their lives.

Achievement Prep Academy was unapologetic about their handling the sexual assault that was perpetrated on their teacher on campus. They told WJLA they had fully cooperated with the police investigation.

Achievement Prep regrets that Ms. Garbee experienced such an offense on one of our campuses. None of us could have ever anticipated that an event that she herself so gracefully planned and led to honor the moms of our scholars, would end the way it did, the school wrote in a statement to WJLA.

We truly hope Ms. Garbee continues to heal and receive the support she needs, the statement continued. Our goal is not to add to any stress or cause any additional stressors for Ms. Garbee.

Police eventually arrested 29-year-old Andrea Brown and charged her with sexual assault. She pleaded guilty, WJLA reported.

Her attorney said Brown was on PCP, marijuana, and alcohol at the time she sexually assaulted the elementary school teacher.

WJLA reported that she was sentenced to 30 days jail and drug treatment.

Garbee has since left the teaching profession and started law school.

Watch the video of the assault here:

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

We see so many abuses from this one community at such high disproportionate percentages and on just this one site. ... ....Can you imagine how much worse it actually is due to what we never see?

dbatwill
dbatwill

It's okay. The attacker was black. The teacher probably owed her that feel because of slavery...right? WHEN DO WE START SHOOTING??

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

The teacher should now sue the idiot woman who touched her. What a disgusting thing to do to the teacher. Pig.

Hi_estCommDenomn
Hi_estCommDenomn

I mean, the school district couldn't tee up a lawsuit any easier.

angeleyes
angeleyes

I can't believe that they refuse to pay her for her time off when it happened at their school. at first she was just asking for extra protection and that was denied, then they put her on unpaid leave. They're going to have to put these poor teachers into therapy for PTSD. This is one of the best cases of lawsuit i've seen in awhile. I hope she sues them and wins so much they all lose their jobs to pay for it.

John.Brown
John.Brown

Welcome to the jungle.

Gramercy
Gramercy

Oh my gosh! Unbelievable! Sue the school district for sure. Not sure about law school...as finding jobs as a lawyer seem few and far between...but with the video...I would sue the district and the woman, as starters...tho I would also assume from the looks of things the woman has nothing to offer anyone! May God be the judge in this case!

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Besides a lawsuit, I think she should make a complaint to the OHSA people. She was assaulted and it sounds as treatment was not given. I sincerely hope she takes the whole operation "to the cleaners!" She needs a good attorney. I hope she gets representation!

Bad Bob
Bad Bob

Too much testosterone, even in the females.

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Talk about a good reason to sue that school.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Oh hell no!!! You better sue the pants off this school!!! This is bullshit!! If this had been a man sexually assaulting a teacher, he'd be serving hard time. Not just a few days in jail.

Skidoo
Skidoo

Better off moving to a civilized neighborhood. Don't waste time or risk further assault trying to make a difference in D.C. or any other democrat controlled city.

61mouse
61mouse

Pond scum

61mouse
61mouse

"Our goal is not to add to any stress or cause any additional stressors for Ms. Garbee. NEWS FLASH ........to late

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

Bull dyke alert!!

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

This teacher was molested by a fucking female prevert and she was the one who was punished not the bitch who put her hands all over her. Pay the treacher her back pay and let her teach again. the bitch that did this needs to be locked up for life.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

These dikes are hood rats. These animals need to be sterilized and sent to zoos.

Unclbob
Unclbob

Animals

nenasmiller
nenasmiller

Horrible handling of the situation. I imagine that DC Id like Chicago and all sorts of people, teachers and students are being assaulted all the tine. The school clearly didnt give a shit.

sherry metcalf
sherry metcalf

nasty females