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Teacher Makes First Court Appearance After Alleged Assault Of Students

A Providence middle school teacher charged after allegedly assaulting students made his initial appearance in 1st District Court on Monday.

Scott D. Meeker, 50, was charged last month with second-degree child abuse and four counts of class-B assault.


Meeker was set to appear before the court again on June 1, allowing prosecutors and defense counsel to prepare for a preliminary hearing in the matter.


During the appearance, Judge Angela Fonnesbeck also granted a motion to amend Meeker’s pretrial release conditions. The order allows Meeker to attend family and religious functions including “end-of-year school activities” involving members of his own family provided he is “accompanied by a responsible adult.” Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.