No charges will be filed against a teacher at Gig Harbor's Kopachuck Middle School who was accused of bullying a student.
No charges will be filed in the case of a Kopachuck Middle School teacher caught on video in a possible bullying incident, Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has announced.
The video captured the teacher, John Rosi, wrestling with a 13-year-old student while the rest of the class looked on.
After the video was released in September, the Peninsula School District placed Rosi on administrative leave.
“In the Prosecutor’s Office, we seek justice,” Lindquist said in a news release. “Sometimes justice requires that we decline to prosecute. While this is unacceptable conduct in a classroom, it’s not criminal conduct under the law.”
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The investigation began in July, after a lawyer for the student’s family contacted the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
The investigation was turned over to the Prosecutor’s Office in late September.
The student’s family never disclosed the incident as a crime, which led the Prosecutor’s Office to believe no crime had been committed, the news release stated.