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Crooked River Elementary Principal Cleared

PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Crook County school principal has been cleared of criminal wrong-doing in an incident involving a first grader, last month. She had been accused of criminal physical harassment.

Witnesses told the District Attorney’s office a student was sent to Cheri Rasmussen’s office at Crooked River Elementary, on April 12, for a disciplinary issue. While waiting his turn outside her office, the boy began kicking the wall. Rasmussen told him to stop, possibly in a raised voice, lifted him out of his chair, and moved him across the office to the floor. She later talked with the boy and he was sent back to class.

D.A. Daina Vitolins says Rasmussen’s actions did not harm the child, nor was there any intent to do so.

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