FCPD: Lincolnia school counselor charged after allegedly head-butting student

Glasgow Middle School in Lincolnia (staff photo by James Jarvis)

(Updated at 4:30 p.m.) A counselor at Glasgow Middle School in Lincolnia is facing criminal charges after he allegedly head-butted an 11-year-old student last week.

Detectives began investigating the reported assault on April 16 and found that Craig Small, a 44-year-old Lorton resident, assaulted the student and “carried him out of the cafeteria” in response to the student calling him “a derogative name,” according to the Fairfax County Police Department.

Small has been served warrants for misdemeanor assault and battery, police said.

According to the FCPD, Small has been a school counselor at Glasgow since August 2021, but he no longer appears to be listed in the school’s staff directory or its webpage for student services staff.

“He remains out on leave,” a Fairfax County Public Schools spokesperson said when asked about Small’s employment status.