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Judge acquits superintendent accused of assaulting student

Judge acquits superintendent accused of assaulting student

A western Nebraska judge has acquitted a school superintendent accused of assaulting an 8-year-old student.

Judge Randin Roland filed a verdict of not guilty last week for Garden County Schools Superintendent Paula Sissel, who’d been charged with misdemeanor assault in Garden County.

He’d considered testimony and evidence from a nonjury trial last month in Oshkosh.

A video of the Nov. 13 incident shows Sissel pulling the girl down a hallway before the girl’s placed in what was referred to as a “chill out room.”

It’s alleged the girl suffered a rug burn.

Sissel acknowledged pulling the girl, in part to protect a physical therapist who was trying to deal with the girl’s outburst.

The girl’s mother says the girl is possibly autistic and functions at the level of a 3- or 4-year-old.

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