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Riverdale teacher pleads not guilty to child endangering

Ian Nelson Ian Nelson
The Nelson family The Nelson family
MOUNT BLANCHARD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A kindergarten teacher accused of being too rough with a student has pled not guilty to one count of child endangering.

Barbara William's attorney filed a not guilty plea for her Monday. The court will set a pretrial hearing for a future date.

Williams was charged with a misdemeanor child endangering charge last week in Findlay Municipal Court. The charges stem from an incident caught on the school's surveillance cameras, in which Williams can be seen grabbing kindergartner Ian Nelson and picking him up off the ground by the collar.

Williams was charged after an investigation by the Hancock County Sheriff was turned over to the city prosecutor.

Williams was suspended from her teaching job at Riverdale Schools following the incident. The boy's parents have called for stronger charges against her.

Watch raw video of the incident here

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