Netcenter--Metro Networks, June 22, 2000

Principal, Teacher Held For Trial

An area principal and school teacher could face possible jail time for using corporal punishment on one of their students. Steven Lazarro, principal of Faith Christian School, and teacher Stephanie Galda were held for trial Wednesday by District Justice Frank Communale. Lazarro was charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, and endangering the welfare of a child for holding down eleven-year-old Jeffrey Bauer and beating him with a fiberglass rod. Teacher Stephanie Gaulda was charged with criminal conspiracy for holding Jeffrey's hands down while Lazarro beat him. Bauer suffered several bruises as a result of the beating.

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