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Assault charges dropped against Halifax teacher, daughter

Posted February 3, 2011 2:32 p.m. EST
Updated February 3, 2011 3:25 p.m. EST

— 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.