Tanesha Jeffries, former teaching assistant for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and robbery on Friday, April 20.
Jeffries was one of four people arrested as part of an armed robbery of the Alamance County sweepstakes parlor, which occurred on April 8. Jeffries has been charged with the murder of a security guard, Michael Thomas Le, 25, during the robbery.
In a message sent to CHCCS parents on the day of the arrest, CHCCS Superintendent Pamela Baldwin expressed surprise at the news and said the district will do everything it can to support Northside students and faculty according to reporting done by Chapelboro.
“We recognize this is very troubling, but know that we will lock arms and take care of our Northside students and staff members … and together we will work through this,” Baldwin said.
CHCCS Spokesperson Jeff Nash said Jeffries, 23, was a pre-kindergarten teaching assistant at Northside Elementary School and started work in September of the current school year.