Adrieanne Combel Arrested - Prairieville Substitute Teacher

Substitute teacher arrested for battery, cruelty to a child at Galvez Primary school

PRAIRIEVILLE, La. – A substitute teacher in Ascension Parish has been arrested and faces charges of battery and cruelty of a child at an elementary school.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Juvenile Division has arrested Adrieanne Combel, 40, of Prairieville in connection with a battery incident involving a child while at school. Combel has been charged with simple battery and cruelty to a juvenile.

Adrieanne Combel Arrested - Prairieville Substitute Teacher

Sheriff Bobby Webre says on Thursday, the Ascension Public School system notified the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office of an incident at Galvez Primary involving a substitute teacher, identified as Combel.

During their investigation, APSO detectives learned Combel used excessive force on a student while responding to a behavioral incident. Combel was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.

“The well-being of our teachers, staff, and students is a top priority for us, but child safety is paramount. We are working closely with Superintendent Dr. Edith Walker and Ascension Public Schools to ensure a thorough investigation into this incident,” said Sheriff Webre.

Dr. Walker says Ascension Parish Schools has a zero-tolerance policy for anyone who endangers a student. In a statement she said:

“In Ascension Public Schools, we maintain exceptionally high standards for our teachers, staff, and everyone engaging with children. It is imperative to state that we prioritize the safety and security of our students and staff above all else, and we maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards any adult who endangers a student in any way. We are working with Kelly Services, the company we contract with for substitute employees, to ensure this person is no longer allowed on any of our campuses.”

This incident remains under investigation.

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