TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 2, 2016

The trial of a former Bristol principal accused of locking a five-year-old student out of school in winter temperatures is underway, the Herald Courier reports. Jerry Poteat, who resigned as principal but remains an employee of the school system on unpaid suspension, shared photos and videos of the little girl outside in January with others at the school. Poteat pleaded not guilty to felony attempted child abuse and attempted child neglect. “You’ll need to apply common sense to what is presented,” Assistant District Attorney General Julie Canter told jurors.