GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- A former special needs teacher has been acquitted of the child abuse charges against him.
Kent Clinkingbeard, 57, was initially charged with child abuse after an alleged incident with a special needs student at Redlands Middle School in January. Four charges stemmed from allegations that he shoved a desk into a student's arm.
The school board voted to dismiss him in June.
A jury found him not guilty on all charges.