Updated Wed, Jul 24, 2013 7:53 am
A former Mason County, West Virginia principal has been acquitted of charges that he assaulted a student.
Mason County Circuit Court Judge David Nibert granted a defense motion for acquittal following a bench trial on Tuesday.
A grand jury charged former Point Pleasant Intermediate School principal Cameron Moffett with child abuse causing injury following an incident on March 21, 2012. He was accused of forcing an 11-year-old boy to the floor of a school bus aisle, shoving the boy out the door, and then pinning him to the pavement.
Nibert said prosecutors failed to prove that Moffett abused the boy.
Moffett was removed from the principal's position following the incident. He remains employed with the Mason County school system.