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Springfield Teacher Found Not Guilty of Assaulting Vice Principal

sharp gavelSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A former Springfield teacher at Commerce High School who was accused of assaulting a vice principal at the school has been cleared of all the charges he faced.

According to District Attorney Mark Mastroianni, the teacher, Willie Vega was found not guilty in Springfield District Court today.

Back on December 13, 2011 according to police a vice principal at the school was going over Vega’s evaluation when Vega became enraged.  At the time it was alleged that he punched the vice principal in the face and blocked the door so she couldn’t leave her office.

The administrator then radioed for help and a few minutes later police found Vega and escorted him from the building.

Vega lost his job several days later when school administrators decided to terminate him because of the alleged incident.

The charges he faced included assault and battery of a public employee, assault and battery, and kidnapping.  He has now been acquitted of those charges.



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