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Former Teacher Found Guilty of Assault

By Chris Taylor

Paducah, KY – A McCracken County jury found a McNabb Elementary teacher guilty of assault under extreme emotional disturbance yesterday. However, they recommended neither a fine nor jail time for the class-B misdemeanor. Kem Brown-McCoy was arrested for hitting another woman with a baseball bat last April at the school's playground after school hours. The altercation began after children reported rough play to their parents. The Paducah Sun reports this is Brown-McCoy's second trial, her first was declared a mistrial. Her husband, Wallace McCoy is separately accused of bringing a gun onto school property during the same incident.