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mahatmakanejeeves

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Tue Jun 11, 2024, 06:44 AM Jun 11

Spotsylvania School Board member arraigned on assault and battery charge

I don't know if this is related to politics or what. {Edited} It is.

Hat tip, the Virginia Mercury:

Spotsylvania School Board member arraigned on assault, battery charge and more Virginia headlines
BY: STAFF REPORT - JUNE 11, 2024 5:55 AM

• “Spotsylvania School Board member arraigned on assault and battery charge.”—Fredericksburg Free Press

Spotsylvania School Board member arraigned on assault and battery charge
by Taft Coghill Jr. | Jun 5, 2024 | , Courts and crime, Schools & Education, Spotsylvania

A Spotsylvania County School Board member will head to trial on a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery after arraignment Wednesday morning. ... Judge Richard McGrath set a trial date of July 1 at 9 a.m. in Spotsylvania General District Court for Nicole Cole, who represents the Battlefield District on the board.

Cole is accused of slamming a door into the shoulder of school board member Lisa Phelps of the Lee Hill District. Phelps also accused Cole of extending her leg, causing Phelps to stumble during a closed session board meeting May 20. ... Cole was joined in court Wednesday by her mother, two sons, two friends and Courtland District school board member Carol Medawar. She is represented by Loudoun County-based attorney Charles King, who said after the arraignment that no assault took place.

“Several witnesses said nothing happened,” King said. ... King noted during the brief hearing that approximately six witnesses would be called to testify. One of the defense witnesses is Spotsylvania School Board Attorney Micah Schwartz. ... Medawar also said she plans to testify. Medawar said she was in the closed session when the incident allegedly occurred. ... “I came today to support Nicole,” Medawar said. “She shouldn’t be dealing with this. None of us should be dealing with this.” ... King said the Spotsylvania Commonwealth’s Attorney office declined to get involved with the case.

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Phelps and Cole have clashed regularly. The most recent dustup came after Cole initiated a reprimand of Phelps for code of ethics violations. The reprimand was approved by the board but later overturned.

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Spotsylvania School Board member arraigned on assault and battery charge (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Jun 11 OP
School boards are where MAGAts planned to slither into local, state, and federal politics. Timeflyer Jun 11 #1

Timeflyer

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1. School boards are where MAGAts planned to slither into local, state, and federal politics.
Tue Jun 11, 2024, 08:18 AM
Jun 11

These elections and candidates matter, and voters need to get informed and vote D all the way down the ballot.

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