FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. – Fayette County kindergarten teacher Kathleen Wade says she feels bad about all that’s happened in recent months.
Wade was convicted Friday on two counts of battery following a jury trial in Fayette County Magistrate Court.
She was convicted for smacking a student on the head and smacking another student on his ears. She was suspended by the school board.
Witnesses testified the incident happened last May when Wade was taking her class from Fayetteville Elementary School across the street to the library. Some students were arguing and Wade reacted. The second incident happened the next day.
Wade testified she can look back and see the right thing wasn’t done.
Each of the misdemeanor convictions carry up to 1 year in jail and a $500 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for June 12.