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Former Leonard Kirtz aide sentenced for child endangering

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A judge has sentenced a former aide at the Leonard Kirtz School for handing out excessive discipline to two mentally challenged students.

Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Krichbaum on Wednesday sentenced Audrey Johntony, 34, of Austintown to probation for a period of one year.

Back in April, Johntony pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangering.

An assault charge was dropped.

Investigators say Johntony was supervising lunchtime at the school in Austintown when two boys, aged seven and nine, were refusing to eat.

Johntony allegedly grabbed the hand of the nine-year-old and slapped him in the face three times using his own hand.

The prosecutor says she also grabbed the arm of the seven-year-old and forced his head down onto the table.

As part of her sentence, Johntony has agreed to surrender her teaching license for the duration of her probation.

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