Former Pa. teacher charged for classroom piercings

DILLSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former teacher in central Pennsylvania is facing charges after police say she allowed a student to perform body piercings in class.

Police in Carroll Township allege 34-year-old April Beard allowed a student to pierce Beard's ear and then pierce another student's stomach without parental consent at Northern York County High School. She's charged with endangering the welfare of children and corruption of minors.

Police say the student had a piercing kit.

The school district says that Beard, a family and consumer science teacher, did not return to the classroom after the April 16 incident. She resigned a month later.

Beard's attorney, Robert Daniels, says she's a good person and was a good teacher. He says she recognizes her "lapse of judgment."


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