No charges in Shenandoah school spitting incident


December 12th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Shenandoah Police Department announced earlier this week, that no criminal charges will be filed against a Shenandoah Elementary school teacher, who allegedly encouraged other students to spit on another student. According to a statement issued by Police Chief Kris Grebert, authorities reviewed the relevant facts in the case and the Page County Attorney’s Office determined the teacher did not have the requisite criminal intent necessary to prove any criminal charges.

Grebert said also, the investigation included interviews with students who were present in the classroom on October 8th, a day in which the music teacher at Shenandoah Elementary allegedly encouraged students to spit on Jaxon Kindopp. The boy was allegedly sticking his tongue out and blubbering to a classmate. The teacher allegedly encouraged other students to spit on the boy as way of teaching him a lesson.

Chief Grebert said Monday, that their investigation into the incident is closed.