Teacher charged with assaulting her infant

June 23, 2011 at 2:24 PM

JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 23 (UPI) -- A New Jersey teacher has been charged with leaving her month-old baby on the steps of a high school with a fractured skull.

Tamara Reyes, 37, of Weehawken, was suspended from her job as a math teacher to special needs students in West New York, The Jersey Journal reported. Reyes was formally charged Wednesday with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of the 28-day-old baby and child abuse.

Reyes was arrested June 10 after the baby was discovered on the steps of Weehawken High School. Police pulled her over in a traffic stop and said she admitted leaving the baby there.

The girl, identified only as K.R., had bleeding on the brain and a fractured skull, investigators said. She was hospitalized in critical condition at Presbyterian Hospital in New York.

Reyes underwent a psychiatric evaluation at Jersey City Medical Center. No bail was set during her appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.

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