Former Princeton teacher charged with assault takes plea deal
A former Princeton Public Schools teacher charged with assault has entered a petition to plead guilty.
Tuesday, 63-year-old Kimberly Marie Neubauer formally accepted a plea deal after she was accused of throwing a hockey stick at a child in the spring.
Neubauer was charged in July with third-degree assault, which carries a penalty of up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
Under the terms of her plea deal, she’d serve two days in jail and five years of supervised probation for pleading guilty. Additionally, she’d receive a stay of adjudication, allowing her to maintain a clean criminal record as long as she doesn’t violate her probationary terms. That deal still has to be formally accepted by a judge.
According to a criminal complaint, surveillance video showed Neubauer forcefully tossed a hockey stick toward a child, hitting the child in the mouth and knocking out a tooth.
She was placed on administrative leave for the rest of the school year during an investigation but then left the district.
Her sentencing is tentatively set for Feb. 23.