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      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.

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