Wood County Teacher Charged with Falsely Accusing Student

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A Wood County teacher is on administrative leave after being charged with falsely accusing a student of making threats.

Wood County Chief Deputy Shawn Graham says 48-year-old Cheryl C. Connelly of Williamstown is charged with reporting a false emergency.

Graham says the Williamstown High School teacher told the school's prevention resource officer on Oct. 22 that a 17-year-old male student had threatened to shoot people at the school.

A woman who answered a telephone listed for a Cheryl Connelly in Williamstown hung up Thursday morning.

Wood County Schools Assistant Superintendent Mike Fling says Connelly is on paid administrative leave.

Connelly remains free on a $1,000 personal recognizance bond.

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