Principal found not guilty of abusing student now could lose teaching license

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PRAIRIE DU CHEIN, Wisc. (KCRG) -- A Prairie du Chein principal acquitted of child abuse is now in jeopardy of losing his teaching license, according to the Guttenburg Press newspaper.

Aaron Amundson is the principal at Bluff View Intermediate School. He was accused of using a harsh cleaner on a 14-year-old student's hand to rub off a bad word. A Crawford County, Wisconsin jury found him not guilty.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction filed a case on December 10 saying there is probable cause for Amundson to lose his teaching license. The case details nine counts against Amundson that include the harsh cleaner incident, giving false information on a state application, grabbing a wrestler and football player in way that injured them, and bullying students -- calling them "idiot" and using curse words against them.

Amundson has 30 days to request a hearing to fight the nine counts. If he doesn't request a hearing, the state superintendent will just revoke his license.