Charter school principal acquitted in beating incident

June 24, 2011 1:50:48 PM PDT
The principal of a Houston charter school where a teacher beat a student in a videotaped attack has been acquitted of a misdemeanor charge in the incident.

David Jones had been charged with failure to report child abuse. A teacher at Jamie's House Charter School was fired when a cell phone video that caught her beating a 13-year-old student in class was made public.

Jones' attorney, William Stradley, says the principal was acquitted in 10 minutes by a jury Thursday after a two-day trial.

Stradley says Jones did not 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.

Two others charged await trial.

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