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Former middle school teacher pleads guilty to physical abuse of students

A former Spring Creek Middle School teacher pleaded guilty to amended assault charges on Tuesday.

Scott Daniel Meeker, 51, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree aggravated assault, originally charged as a second-degree felony, and four counts of class-B assault. As part of a plea agreement, Cache County prosecutors agreed to a two-step reduction of charges, resulting in only misdemeanors, upon Meeker’s successful completion of probation.

 

Prosecutor Dane Murray told the court Meeker used “unlawful force or violence” that created a risk of bodily injury to the victims. A document filed with the court states “there was no legal justification” for Meeker’s actions. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

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