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“After hear­ing his tes­ti­mony and after hear­ing the tes­ti­mony of Surber, [the grand jury] dropped all the charges,” Wa­ters said.

He said his client spoke mainly about his job re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, why he be­came a spe­cial ed­u­ca­tion teacher and how se­ri­ously he took those re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. Roberts also ad­dressed the al­le­ga­tions against him, which were made by what Wa­ters de­scribed as a “dis­grun­tled para­pro­fes­sional that was in his class­room pre­vi­ously that he had to have re­moved for var­i­ous rea­sons.”

Through his at­tor­ney, Roberts, who left the school sys­tem and ed­u­ca­tion, said in a state­ment: “I am pleased and re­lieved with the out­come of Fri­day’s grand jury hear­ing. I was con­fi­dent that if the truth fi­nally came out, I would be ex­on­er­ated of any wrong­do­ing. None­the­less, it has been a long

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