Charges filed against teacher's aide accused of striking boy - KMOV.com

Charges filed against teacher's aide accused of striking boy

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By Shawn Campbell By Shawn Campbell

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com)- Charges have been filed against a Sauget woman after an investigation into allegations that the woman struck a ten-year-old. 

According to the Belleville Police Department, Sheila L. Scheffer, 64, struck a ten-year-old boy in the face with her hand. Scheffer is a teacher's aid at Douglas Elementary School in Belleville, Illinois.

Scheffer has been charged by the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office with one count of aggravated battery, a class 3 felony and has had a bond set at $10,000. 

Scheffer has resigned from district 118 and is not yet in custody, but arrangements are made through her attorney for her to surrender. 

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