West Perry Faculty District has two of its officers dealing with authorized troubles, one for easy assault and the opposite for driving inebriated, based on courtroom paperwork.
The newest is Superintendent David M. Zula, who the college board suspended on Oct. 29 when it discovered of straightforward assault prices filed in Luzerne County. In keeping with courtroom paperwork, Zula is charged with easy assault, harassment by bodily contact, and prison mischief for property injury throughout a home incident in Dallas Twp., Luzerne County.
Tv station ABC27, citing courtroom paperwork, reported that Zula received into an argument together with his girlfriend following an incident the place he was allegedly consuming within the parking zone of a JV soccer recreation. His unnamed girlfriend’s daughter was a participant on that workforce.
The girlfriend allegedly advised him it was a faculty perform, and after they returned to her home, the state of affairs escalated, based on the report. Zula allegedly flipped a patio desk breaking a number of tiles. When the girlfriend went inside and locked the door, he began banging on it. He additionally allegedly pushed the girlfriend down, threw issues at her and smacked her at the back of the top, based on police within the experiences.
“The board was just lately made conscious of prison prices involving Mr. Zula and instantly positioned him on a depart of absence,” the West Perry Faculty Board mentioned in its assertion. “The board is actively working to handle the state of affairs, and extra info will probably be offered as quickly as it’s legally acceptable to take action.”
Zula, who has a Pottsville handle, has been superintendent since March of 2019.
He’s free on bail and awaiting a Dec. 9 preliminary listening to, based on courtroom paperwork.
He isn’t the one official in West Perry dealing with prices. District board member Shannon L. Morris of Elliottsburg is dealing with DUI prices associated to a site visitors cease on July 4, based on courtroom paperwork. Morris represents Area 2 and was just lately in search of re-election to the board. The result of the election was not recognized at press deadline.
In keeping with the state police affidavit of possible trigger, Morris was stopped at 2 a.m. on Shermans Valley Highway after a number of alleged violations of site visitors legal guidelines together with failure to make use of a flip sign, crossing the yellow traces and going 81 mph in a 55-mph zone. The trooper mentioned he allegedly smelled alcohol within the automobile and gave Morris a breath take a look at, which indicated she had been consuming.
Morris was detained and brought to the state police station in Newport for a blood alcohol take a look at, which got here again with a 0.118 blood alcohol content material, based on the courtroom paperwork. The authorized restrict for alcohol is 0.08 BAC.
Morris is dealing with six prices together with DUI normal impairment, DUI excessive price of alcohol, rushing, disregarding site visitors lanes, careless driving, and an improper proper flip sign, based on courtroom information. It’s Morris’ first offense for the 2 DUIs.
Morris is free on her personal recognizance and awaiting county courtroom dates.
Morris didn’t reply to an electronic mail in search of remark.
“The West Perry Faculty Board has no remark relating to Ms. Morris,” board President Crystal Summers mentioned in response to questions concerning the prices.
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