School chief acquitted at trial
BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A school superintendent in northern Michigan said he feels blessed after a jury acquitted him in an investigation of anonymous allegations of assault against a principal.
“My message to anyone who wants to listen is to keep the faith,” Terry Starr said after the verdict Friday in Antrim County court. “Believe in something and know that things will get better eventually.”
Starr is superintendent in the Kalkaska district, near Traverse City. He was accused of sending anonymous letters to Elk Rapids school officials in 2018, accusing a principal of grabbing the buttocks of a cheerleader years earlier. No assault occurred.
Starr denied the allegations. He worked in Elk Rapids at the time.