According to WTVR CBS 6 news, charges have been dismissed against a Chesterfield middle school band teacher accused of assaulting a student. Matoaca Middle School band instructor Michael Harrah was charged after a January incident in which he “inadvertently touching the boy in the face while trying to get him to pay attention.”
At the time of the incident Chesterfield Schools spokesperson Shawn Smith called the charge very serious and said Harrah had been removed from the school.
In court Wednesday, Judge Stuart Williams said he could not find any criminal assault in this case. The judge advised Harrah to “find another hook to bring your kids in.”