HEARING SET FOR ATLANTIC STUDENT ACCUSED IN ASSAULT CASE
(Atlantic) An adjudication hearing is scheduled next week for the Atlantic Middle School Student charged with assaulting four other students.
The Cass County Clerk of Court says a hearing is set for February 16 at 2:30 p.m. for the 14-year-old charged with four counts of assault. According the police report the student is charged with poking four students in the buttocks with a pencil.
The January 21 incident has drawn statewide media attention after some of the victim’s parents stated their case during a special school board meeting last week. Some of the parents said their children were the victim of a “bully,” and complained that the school’s punishment wasn’t strict enough. They say the school didn’t keep their children safe.
Atlantic Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein released a letter to all school district parents stating that he has reviewed the punishment and felt it was “appropriate” for the situation. State law forbids the school from releasing information in regards to the details of the case as well as the punishment handed down to the student.
The Feb. 16, hearing will establish whether the student should be charged with the crime.