School employee not guilty of charge
Published 10/22/2009, The Daily Republic
A Mitchell School District counselor on Wednesday was found not guilty of failing to report child abuse or neglect.
Erin Fowkes, 49, had been charged with the Class 1 misdemeanor after being accused of not reporting an incident when Bonfilio Sanchez Jr., 17, went to her home the night of April 9. Sanchez testified Wednesday that he told Fowkes that he and his mother got into a fight and that his mother swiped his face and threatened to get a stick.