Another Iredell-Statesville teacher charged with assaulting a student

A second Iredell-Statesville Public Schools teacher has been charged with assaulting a student.

Genetta Dobbins is charged with one count of misdemeanor assault on a child under 12 involving a student at East Iredell Elementary School.  Law enforcement has not released a photo.

Under North Carolina General Statute 14-33(c), assault on a child under 12 is a class A1 misdemeanor carrying a maximum of 150 days in jail and a fine.

According to a press statement, she served as a teacher assistant at East Iredell Elementary School and her suspension was the “result of an interaction between Ms. Dobbins and an East Iredell Elementary student during the school day.”

Dobbins has been employed with the Iredell-Statesville School District as an assistant teacher since Sept. 9. The district suspended her with pay on Oct. 24 and fired her the following day.

The East Iredell Elementary school website does not have any information on Genetta Dobbins but has two other employees listed with the same last name. It is unclear if there is any relation between those individuals.

There is no teaching license on file for Dobbins with the state.

Last week, Robin Lorraine Johnson, age 51, was arrested on two counts of misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person by the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. No photo of Johnson was provided.

The incidents of the assault included Johnson stuffing handicapped children in trash cans and allegedly took place at Cloverleaf Elementary School during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.

Johnson received a $20,000 bond and will appear in court again on November 4.

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