A Cape Central High School teacher facing misdemeanor assault charges after an incident with a student in downtown Cape is found not guilty by jury. 32-year old Roman Smith of Sikeston was charged with assault in the 3rd-degree for allegedly choking a student to unconsciousness. According to Cape P-D, on January 21st, a 16-year-old male student contacted Smith in a downtown parking lot and the two began to “Play Fight”. Smith allegedly wrapped his legs around the student’s back and applied a choke hold, forcing the student to pass out. The jury returned a not guilty verdict late Friday in Jackson. Smith has resigned from Cape Schools.
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