A Jasper man charged after an incident involving online bullying and an elementary school student has pleaded not guilty.
Kris Beeby was charged with assault and uttering a threat last month, after Beeby said he put his arm around a youth who had been allegedly bullying his daughter online, and said when authorities didn’t do anything about it he took matters into his own hands.
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Since the incident the bullying has stopped, not because of anything the authorities have done.
“I would say probably it stopped because of my actions, because I mean the inaction by the police and the school board and victim services and all that. It was pretty huge,” he said Thursday.
He said since the incident his daughter hasn’t received much support.
“All of everybody involved is just very quick to just be like okay, yep, okay moving on, moving on. I figured somebody would’ve called and said hey you know how’s your daughter doing? Other than that the only person who’s called to say anything like that is her teacher.
Beeby said his trial date is set for July 27, but his lawyers are trying to get it thrown out.