April 26, 2023
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police have arrested a Chesterfield Early Childhood Learning Academy teacher in relation to the assault of two students at the school.
On April 14, 2023, police received a referral from Child Protective Services (CPS) that reported a teacher, identified as Kathleen R. Harlow, 65, had assaulted a student at the school on April 13, 2023. While police and CPS personnel investigated this reported assault, detectives learned of an earlier assault involving the same teacher and a different student; this assault reportedly occurred on Dec. 8, 2022. The victims are ages 4 and under.
After consulting with the Chesterfield County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, detectives obtained two warrants for misdemeanor assault for Harlow on April 25 in relation to the April 2023 and December 2022 assaults. The warrants, which were releasable, were served on Harlow, of the 3200 block of Center Ridge Drive in Henrico, on April 25.
Police continue to investigate this incident. Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251.