Williamstown High School Teacher Charged With Making False Report

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A Williamstown High School teacher is charged with filing a false report.

Investigators say in October Cheryl Connelly called the school resource officer after school hours and falsely accused a student of making threats to kill people at the school.

Investigators say the student did not make those comments.

The Wood County Sheriff's Office says Connelly turned herself in Tuesday and was arraigned for reporting a false emergency.

She was released on a $1,000 PR bond.

Assistant Superintendent of School Services, Mike Fling, says she is on administrative leave.

He says school officials are still gathering all the facts and the matter will be discussed during the regular board of education meeting Tuesday, December 17.

Fling says since it is a personnel matter, board members will go into executive session.

During the meeting the board may or may not make a decision regarding her employment.

Wood County Chief Deputy Shawn Graham says there was a negative incident between this teacher and this student in the past, but he declined to give details.

Connelly faces a maximum $500 fine and 6 months in jail.

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