Loganville Middle School teacher Kelly Guglietta, 31, of Athens was booked into the Walton County Detention Center at 7:30 a.m. Monday. By 11:50 a.m. however, she had already bonded out.
The Walton Tribune reported that Loganville Police found sufficient cause to charge Kelly Guglietta, 31, of Athens, with one felony charge of second degree cruelty to childrent and terroristic threats and actions as well as misdemeanor charges of assault, battery and simply battery. Walton County Sheriff's Deputy Lora Stamey said the only charge on the docket is simple assault. However, the bond amount was $8,000 and Stamey said she wasn't sure whether that amount covered all the charges.
Guglietta was reported to be on administrative leave from the school system until the outcome of the investigation. The parents of the sixth-grade student went to WSB TV news with the story after they say they were not happy with the response from the Walton County Public School system when they complained. Police reportedly say witness statements supported the student's story that the teacher had pulled him up by his hoodie. She also allegedly threatened him by pulling scissors across her throat and threatened to "chop" his throat. The incident has sparked a lot of attention in the Walton County community with people taking a strong stand on both sides of the issue.