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Woman accused of ramming car off the road



Authorities say a 20-year-old woman followed a car out of a Walmart parking lot, tailgated it and rammed it off the road during rush hour Wednesday evening. Kaitlyn N. Kjaer of 7341 Ivory Ter. in the Seven Springs area is charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. The occupants of the other car — two women, ages 18 and 20 — were not injured, but were hysterical, according to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened about 5 p.m. on State Road 54 and Old County Road 54. Kjaer told deputies the other women shouted and cursed at her, threw something out their car window and stomped on their brakes while she drove behind them. Kjaer remained Thursday at the Land O'Lakes jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.


Teacher accused of spraying student

Chasco Middle School math teacher Marty Richardson has been placed on paid administrative leave by the Pasco County school district, accused of intentionally spraying water from a water bottle onto a student. The incident took place Tuesday, and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office is investigating. Richardson, 61, has taught in Pasco County schools since 1986 with only good marks in her evaluations. School district and Sheriff's Office officials confirmed the case, but said they can't offer many details while the investigation is ongoing. Richardson could not be reached for comment.


Deputy responsible for car accident

A sheriff's deputy who works as the school resource officer at River Ridge High School caused a car accident at 6 a.m. Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Cpl. Arthur Morrison, 38, failed to stop at a blinking red light at Regency Park Boulevard and Fox Hollow Drive and hit a 2007 Toyota sedan driven by Claudine Marsh, said Sgt. Larry Kraus, a Highway Patrol spokesman. Morrison, who was driving an agency cruiser, and Marsh, 38, were both taken to local hospitals with minor injuries. Morrison will likely be cited with violation of right of way, Kraus said. Morrison has worked for the Sheriff's Office for 14 years. Sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin said Morrison was on his way to work when the crash happened.


Interviews for principal position

Four candidates will be interviewed today for the principal opening at Sunlake High School. The candidates to replace Angie Stone, who is transferring to Fivay High in Hudson, are Land O'Lakes High assistant principal Rick Batchelor, Sunlake High assistant principal Garry Walthall, Pasco eSchool principal Joanne Glenn and Ridgewood High assistant principal Shawn Hohenthaner. Assistant superintendent Jim Davis said the decision most likely will not be made this week.

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