Dean at alternative middle school in Leesburg accused of assaulting student in bathroom

Classroom (ABC7 file photo)

A dean at the Douglass School has been charged for allegedly attacking a student in the bathroom. Douglass is an alternative education school in Leesburg.

Ryan C. Fortenbaugh, 35, is charged with assault and is on administrative leave from Loudoun County Public Schools, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's.

Investigators say Fortenbaugh confronted the student in a bathroom while he was vaping with other students.

Fortenbaugh allegedly restrained the student prior to attacking him. According to authorities, he was released on a summons.

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