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Hudson teacher acquitted of assaulting student

A Hudson High School chemistry teacher has been found not guilty of assaulting a student.

It took a jury in the courtroom of Stow Municipal Judge Kim Hoover about 15 minutes on Wednesday to acquit Heidi Gauntner on one count of misdemeanor assault.

Gauntner, described as a well-respected teacher of more than 20 years by her attorney, friends, students and parents of students, was accused of grabbing a student’s face and forcing his head back on March 8.

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