April 9, 1996 |
A first-grade teacher was charged with cruelty to children for allegedly pinning a 6-year-old boy's arms behind his back while his classmates beat him. Allison York, 25, pleaded not guilty to the felony charge in an appearance in District of Columbia Superior Court. She was released on her own recognizance for a preliminary hearing April 30. If convicted, she could be sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.