Houston principal acquitted in school beating

AP News
Posted: Jun 25, 2011 12:41 AM
Houston principal acquitted in school beating

The principal of a Houston charter school has been acquitted of a misdemeanor charge in connection with in connection with the videotaped beating of a 13-year-old boy by a teacher.

Jamie's House Charter School Principal David Jones had been charged with failure to report child abuse after a cell phone video that caught a teacher beating the student in class was made public. The teacher was seen kicking and dragging the student across the classroom floor as he tried to protect himself.

Jones' attorney, William Stradley, says the principal didn't know about the serious nature of the incident until the video became public.

The teacher pleaded no contest in April to a charge of injury to a child under 15. She was given probation.