Santa Fe teacher won’t face charges in book-throwing case

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A Santa Fe middle school principal and teacher will not face charges over allegations the teacher threw paperback books that hit two students.

The 1st Judicial District Attorney’s office said in a court filing Friday that De Vargas Middle School teacher Marcy Slaughter and Principal Marc Ducharme will not be prosecuted.

District Attorney Angela Pacheco says Slaughter’s alleged action qualifies as a petty misdemeanor battery.

But Pacheco says prosecuting Slaughter “serves no legitimate purpose.”

Pacheco is, however, requiring she get anger management counseling.

Police charged Slaughter with child abuse in the April 30 incident. Ducharme was charged with misdemeanor obstruction for not reporting the incident to law enforcement.

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