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Montessori teacher found not guilty of cruelty to children

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Lystra Zerba, a Summerville teacher, was found not guilty of cruelty to children by a jury Wednesday. Lystra Zerba, a Summerville teacher, was found not guilty of cruelty to children by a jury Wednesday.
Lystra Zerba, a Summerville teacher, was found not guilty of cruelty to children by a jury Wednesday. Lystra Zerba, a Summerville teacher, was found not guilty of cruelty to children by a jury Wednesday.

A Summerville teacher was found not guilty of cruelty to children by a jury Wednesday.

In February, Lystra Zerba was charged with two counts of cruelty to children while teaching at the Summerville Montessori School of the Arts.

A police report stated that a teacher's assistant, who was fired by the director after the fact, witnessed several different types of abuse.

Related: Director and teacher from Summerville Montessori facing charges

"The jury did the right thing, because she's innocent," says Thomas Rode, Zebra's attorney.

 

 

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