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Assault charges dropped against Halifax teacher, daughter

Posted February 3, 2011

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— Assault charges were dismissed Tuesday against a Halifax County teacher and her 16-year-old daughter, authorities said Thursday.

Judy Green, 43, and her daughter, Ashlie Green, 16, both of Roanoke Rapids, were charged in October with assaulting a William R. Davie Middle School student inside a classroom.

Prosecutors asked for a third delay in the case on Tuesday, but defense attorneys objected, noting that Judy Green has been suspended since her arrest.

District Judge Brenda Branch denied the request to continue the case, so prosecutors dropped the charges because key witnesses weren't available to testify.

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  • mrduright Feb 4, 2011

    @Crankyone
    What are you talking about Public School is the same as Public Housing?!"you almost stopped hiring any person with a public school background" what does that mean if I went to a public elementry school my resume would get rejected? You are a joke

  • Crankyone Feb 4, 2011

    Public schools now have the same stench and stigma as public housing. The best value for your money is to put your child in a private school. As a small business owner, I have almost stopped hiring any person with a public school background. The problem is high self-esteem, (think entitlement), coupled with low performance and work ethic.

  • snossg1 Feb 3, 2011

    It's been my experience that witness don't show up when their charges are false.

  • Eduardo1 Feb 3, 2011

    when the fish stinks it does so from the head & tail & everything in-between.
    Why were the witnesses NOT available to testify?

  • circlecity Feb 3, 2011

    If a teacher has a child in the school systems their child is treated different than if you are not a teacher. My neighbor with is a teacher her son took mj to school and he was only suspended for a week. If it was any other child first time doing something wrong or more they would be in more trouble

  • RB-1 Feb 3, 2011

    "District Judge Brenda Branch denied the request to continue the case, so prosecutors dropped the charges because key witnesses weren't available to testify."

    They're low-lifes. We'll see them back in jail again one day.

  • wildcat Feb 3, 2011

    Rethinking the girl should have been expelled from school for 5 days. What was this school and principal thinking?

  • Conservative1 Feb 3, 2011

    Does anyone know if the court notified the victim, his parents, and any witnesses that the case was to be heard in court at that date and time? I personally was not notified by the Halifax County court when I was supposed to be there as a witness for another case and that one was also dropped because the witnesses were not present.

  • wildcat Feb 3, 2011

    What is this mother really teaching her daughter?