Cheshire Teacher Embroiled In Controversy Resigns: Report | #teacher | #children | #kids

CHESHIRE, CT — A Cheshire elementary school teacher who was arrested in 2018 in connection with the assault of three Simsbury police officers has resigned, according to the New Haven Register.

The Register reports Byron E. Pierce, an art teacher at Doolittle Elementary School, resigned earlier this month. He was arrested Nov. 30, 2018, and charged with three counts of assault on public safety personnel, interfering with police and second-degree breach of peace.

Pierce entered a no contest plea and was found guilty of interfering with an officer/resisting arrest. He was sentenced to one year of jail, execution suspended, with 18 months’ probation, according to the Register.

According to a police report, officers were dispatched to The Riverview, a wedding venue in Simsbury, on Nov. 30 for a complaint of a possible intoxicated person, later identified as Pierce, sitting in a vehicle. Pierce interfered during the investigation and resisted arrest, inflicting injuries on several officers, Simsbury police said at the time.

Judicial records indicate he was convicted in 2011 of first-degree reckless endangerment and operating under the influence, after being arrested on May 9, 2010 by state police from Troop H. He was sentenced to a year in jail, suspended after 90 days, followed by two years’ probation.

Read more at the New Haven Register here.

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