Criminal charges will not be filed against a Knox Middle School teacher involved a shoving incident last month with a sixth grade student. A video camera at the school captured the scuffle, which police say occurred when the teacher got between two children running in the classroom and pushed one into a table.
Starke County Prosecutor Nicholas Bourff met with the student’s parents, school officials and Detective Dave Combs from the Knox Police Department to discuss the details of the Nov. 6 incident and review the tape. Bourff says in a statement there were no disagreements between the parties as to what had occurred. He adds the parents felt the teacher’s retirement would be an appropriate punishment for the incident involving their child. The Knox School Board has since accepted her letter of resignation. The teacher worked for the Knox School Corporation for more than 30 years with no other reported complaints.