Macon teacher accused of hitting four-year-olds


MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A teacher is accused of hitting two children multiple times.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Philleria Cross was working at Northwoods Academy on Pierce Avenue.

We’re told the incidents involved four-year-olds and happened between October 31st and November 2nd.

Cross is charged with cruelty to children.

She is out of jail on a $16,500 dollar bond.

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