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Attorney: Video may exonerate teacher

Associated Press • Apr 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Authorities said other students kicked the 14-year-old boy and dragged him around by his feet in February at Parma Senior High School. Police said the teacher continued class elsewhere in the gym while the teen remained on the floor.

The instructor, Gregg Mellinger, 49, has pleaded not guilty.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reported defense attorney Ian Friedman has asked for 30 days to review video of what happened. Friedman said he thinks the video will support Mellinger’s not-guilty plea.

Authorities have said the boy wasn’t seriously hurt.

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