Teacher facing child endangering charge resigns

MOUNT BLANCHARD, Ohio (AP) — A school board in northwest Ohio has accepted the resignation of a kindergarten teacher accused of pushing and grabbing one of her students.

The Riverdale school board accepted the resignation of teacher Barbara Williams on Monday night without comment.

Williams has pleaded not guilty to a child endangerment charge after a surveillance camera appeared to show her shoving and picking the child up by the face. The video became public in May.

Williams, who taught in the district for 15 years, and her attorney have declined to comment about the charges.

Her resignation letter said she was leaving "for personal reasons."

An attorney for the family of the child involved in the incident says district students "will be safer as a result."

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