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York County elementary school principal taken off admin leave

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)

Kristin Renee Bolam, the York County elementary school principal who was arrested last month on charges of assault and battery of a family member, is back to work.

On Monday, the York County School District received the official court reports that detailed Bolam’s hearing Friday, said Katherine Goff, spokeswoman for the York County School Division.

Prior to the hearing, Bolam had been on administrative leave from her position as principal of Mt. Vernon Elementary School. Goff said it’s the division’s policy to keep a staff member on administrative leave until there is a resolution of their charges.

During the hearing, Bolam’s case was found “nolle prosequi,” meaning prosecutors will not pursue the charges unless new evidence comes to light.

Goff said after reviewing the court’s report, the Human Resources department processed Bolam’s administrative leave and immediately restored her to her duties Tuesday.

Williamsburg-James City Count Commonwealth’s Attorney Nate Green said the charges were dropped because prosecutors did not believe it was appropriate to go forward with criminal charges.

Green noted he does not anticipate the charges being brought back.

Bolam was arrested on June 14 and charged with assault and battery of a family member after a juvenile went to the doctor in May with scratches on his neck and a bruise on his leg.

Because of the nature of the case, Green said more information could not released to protect the juvenile’s privacy.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
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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