Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Domestic assault charge involving Pasco teacher dismissed

BROOKSVILLE — Prosecutors have dropped a felony assault charge against a Pasco County teacher arrested last month after a struggle with her husband at their Brooksville home.

Amy Michele Weaver, a 38-year-old teacher at Lake Myrtle Elementary School in Land O'Lakes, was arrested on March 10 and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon after her husband, Josh, told a Hernando sheriff's deputy that they had struggled over a knife.

Josh Weaver later signed a waiver and asked prosecutors not to move forward with the case, said Assistant State Attorney Rich Lehman.

"He said the whole thing was blown out of proportion," Lehman said.

According to an arrest report, Josh Weaver told a deputy that the couple got into an argument in the bedroom of their home on Southern Charm Circle about 1:30 a.m. because his wife didn't want him watching TV. Weaver said his wife got a knife from the kitchen, then followed him outside and threatened to slash his truck's tires to keep him from leaving. Weaver said he was trying to calm his wife down when she raised the knife over her head and made a downward stabbing motion toward him.

"At no time did Mrs. Weaver threaten Mr. Weaver with a knife," Michael Gold, Amy Weaver's attorney, said Thursday.

Weaver, who joined the Pasco school district in 1997, remains on paid leave as district officials consider the circumstances of her arrest and determine what, if any, action to take, said spokeswoman Linda Cobbe.

Tony Marrero can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 848-1431. Follow @tmarrerotimes on Twitter.

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