Glenwood Elementary employee charged with child abuse |

Glenwood Elementary employee charged with child abuse

A Glenwood Springs Elementary School employee was arrested for allegedly pushing a toddler during class. Joyce Helen Pint, 61, of New Castle, was arrested Nov. 22 and charged with child abuse, according to a summons and complaint filed in Garfield County Combined Court.Glenwood Springs Police Lt. Bill Kimminau said police received a phone call from Glenwood Elementary Principal Sonya Hemmen concerning a Nov. 17 incident at the school. He said Pint allegedly pushed a preschool child, causing the child to fall against a refrigerator. The child was not injured, he said. Hemmen would not comment on the incident. Glenwood Elementary Assistant Principal Ted Donahue confirmed Wednesday that Pint is no longer employed at the school. Pint did not return a phone call seeking comment. Her child abuse charge is a Class 1 misdemeanor. If found guilty, Pint could face up to 18 months in prison and up to a $5,000 fine, said Assistant District Attorney Scott Turner. She is scheduled to appear in county court on Dec. 19.

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