FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. – A Fayette County teacher has been fined $200 plus court costs for smacking two students. Kathleen Wade avoided jail time after being convicted in May of two misdemeanor counts of battery.
Wade was a kindergarten teacher when she hit one student in the head and struck another student on his ears back in May 2013. The Fayette County Board of Education suspended her.
During trial testimony, Wade said — looking back — she understood she did not handle the separate situations properly.
Wade was fined $100 and court costs for each battery conviction during her sentencing hearing on Monday afternoon.