Substitute Teacher at Tuscarora High School Charged in Assault of Student

Leesburg, VA (October 3, 2022) – Hans Mirzaei, 68, of Leesburg, has been charged with one misdemeanor count of assault and battery.  Mirzaei was issued a summons on Sunday, October 2, 2022, and released.

The charge stems from an incident that occurred on Friday, September 16, 2022 at approximately 2:00 PM at Tuscarora High School (THS).  The Leesburg Police Department School Resource Officer assigned to THS received a report that a student had been forcefully removed from a classroom by a substitute teacher, later identified as Hans Mirzaei.  The teenaged juvenile victim reported no injuries.

Pursuant to the report of the assault, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) removed Mirzaei from the building, in accordance with their Human Resources and Talent Development policies and procedures.  Leesburg Police Department in conjunction with LCPS conducted an investigation into the incident.  At the conclusion of the investigation, the case was presented to the Office of the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney.

The incident remains under investigation by the Leesburg Police Department School Resource Officer Unit.  Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Officer M. Hackney at 703-771-4500 or at

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