TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Former Clairton librarian cleared of assault charges

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 2:06 p.m.
 

Assault charges against a former Clairton City School District elementary librarian were withdrawn.

Jayme Emerson Gardner, 46, of Carnegie, had been charged with simple assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of children in connection with an incident involving a 7-year-old girl on March 2 in the school's library.

District superintendent Wayde Killmeyer said Gardner was suspended just minutes after he was alerted to the alleged altercation, and an investigation was launched.

The girl, a first-grade student, reportedly was fighting with another girl when the librarian broke up the fight by grabbing the girl by the arm and allegedly throwing her up against the wall.

According to the criminal complaint, the girl was taken to a hospital for treatment, and was found to have abrasions on her wrists and thumb. Documents also indicated the incident was caught on tape by the school's security cameras.

School directors furloughed Gardner and eliminated elementary library and guidance programs in June according to the minutes of a district legislative meeting.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1965, mdivittorio@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Golfer’s body found in lake at Moon country club
  2. Steelers’ Martavis Bryant facing four-game suspension
  3. Alvarez, Cole lead Pirates past Marlins
  4. Steelers rookie receiver Coates learning on the fly
  5. Class AAAA breakdown: Wealth of talent places target on Central Catholic
  6. Pennsylvania warming to bring ‘profound’ changes, Penn State report says
  7. Pirates notebook: Hurdle mulling rotation options
  8. Animal Rescue League, miffed at Vick signing, moves gala from Heinz Field to Consol
  9. Steelers notebook: Tomlin leaving `light on’ for injured players
  10. Gorman: Don’t judge WPIAL by the cover
  11. Pitt freshman O’Neill eats up switch to tackle