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WARREN, Ohio- An arrest warrant has been issued for a school employee accused of assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

Warren police said the man, who is a parent liaison, is accused of slamming the child into lockers. The incident happened inside STEAM Academy in Warren last week.

Police and the girl's mother said the school employee is over 6 feet tall and 250 pounds. He is expected to be in court Friday.

Her mother said the alleged assault happened because her daughter put a headband back on after she was told to remove it.

"I thought I was going to die," Sophia Sweet told FOX 8.

"I just wish I was there to protect her," said Jill Sweet, the girl's mother.

Sweet said her daughter suffered a head injury, and school officials brought Sophia home and told her what happened.

She said her daughter got the headband, which had cat ears on it, for her birthday two weeks ago. Sopia had worn to school for a week without anyone saying anything.

A warrant for misdemeanor assault has been issued for the the man.

School officials did not return call seeking comment on the matter.

The family said Sophia will not be returning to STEAM Academy.

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