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Ex-teacher sentenced for kicking Kansas kindergarten student

 

December 6, 2020



BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas teacher who was caught on security camera kicking a kindergarten student in the school library has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and a year of probation.

Crystal Smith, 55, was also ordered to attend anger management classes after pleading guilty to battery at a video hearing Thursday in Johnson County District Court, online court records show.

A security camera at the Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas, captured footage of the February 2019 incident, which unfolded after the rest of the class had left the library. The girl...



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