CHILTON, Wis. (WSAU) -- An elementary school principal will go to court for allegedly mishandling a child abuse report.
Richard J. Waters has been charged with obstructing police for failing to report child abuse. The case is related to an investigation involving former special education teacher Mary Bergland at Janet Berry Elementary School in 2011. Bergland entered no contest pleas to the child abuse charges, and is currently on probation. The charges against the principal say Waters failed to report the abuse in a timely manner, provided a statement with information that was contrary to another witness, and altered a letter written about the case.
Waters trial is scheduled for May.