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Charges against York County elementary principal dropped

Kristin Renee Bolam was arrested on June 14 for assault and battery of a family member (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the York County School Division)
Kristin Renee Bolam was arrested on June 14 for assault and battery of a family member (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the York County School Division)

The case of Kristin Renee Bolam, a York County elementary school principal who was arrested for alleged assault and battery of a family member, was found “nolle prosequi” on Friday.

Nolle prosequi means prosecutors will not pursue the charges unless new evidence comes to light.

That determination was made during a hearing Friday in the Williamsburg-James City County Juvenile Domestic Relations court, according to a court clerk.

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Bolam, who is the principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School, was arrested on June 14 as a result of a May 3 doctor’s visit during which a juvenile came in with scratches on his neck and a bruise on his leg, authorities said.

Bolam was placed on administrative leave at the school after she notified the district of the charges. Previously, Katherine Goff, spokeswoman for the district, said it was the division’s policy regarding similar matters for the employee to self-report.

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Goff has also said it is the division’s policy to keep a staff member on administrative leave until there is a resolution of their charges.

Goff did not immediately respond for comment and it is unclear whether Bolam’s leave will end anytime soon.

Alexa Doiron
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Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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