Judge Overturns Teacher’s Assault Conviction As ‘It’s Plausible’ She Was Trying To Stabilise Seat

Belhaven Middle School/Atlantic County prosecutor’s Office

A teacher’s conviction of simple assault has been overturned by a judge after the video evidence was released to the public for the first time.

The 42-year-old teacher, Kimberly Peschi, was originally found guilty of simple assault in 2017, after she was accused of pulling a 12-year-old pupil’s chair backwards.

The incident occurred at Belhaven Middle School in Linwood, New Jersey. The sixth grade student was apparently leaning back on his chair in the school cafeteria, when Peschi reportedly kicked the chair back, causing the…

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