School Teacher Charged

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Detectives arrested Eric D. Pittelkau, 64, of Springfield, this afternoon and charged him with misdemeanor Assault and Battery. The arrest came as a result of an investigation which began Friday, December 18, 2015, where Pittelkau allegedly touched a 16-year-old female student. The student was not physically injured.

Pittelkau turned himself in today around 5 p.m.and was served with a summons releasable warrant. Pittelkau is a teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

Detectives would like to speak with anyone else who has information that may assist with this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail at or text “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES/274637 or call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.