Shirley Whitfield, teacher's assistant, accused of assault

A teacher's assistant in Woodbridge is accused of assaulting two Beville Middle School students.

Police say Shirley Whitfield, 69, assaulted a 13-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy Thursday, causing minor injuries.

Whitfield was arrested the next day and charged with two counts of assault and battery.

Whitfield is a teacher’s assistant for special and gifted education students, according to the school’s website.