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Teacher accused of slapping student acquitted on charges

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. - A South Glens Falls teacher, who was accused of hitting a student with a ruler, has been found not guilty of his charges.

Michael Yeager, 43, allegedly struck a 15-year-old student on the back of his head on three separate occasions, once with a ruler and twice with his hands.

He was arrested and charged with second degree harassment in November 2013. On Wednesday, Wilton Town Justice David Towne ruled that Yeager did not commit the crime. 

The student testified in court that he was not injured in any of the incidents. 

The school district gave Yeager a three-day unpaid suspension. He is still employed by the district

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