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Byron Edwards accused of choking child in classroom

8:18 PM, Dec 20, 2012   |    comments
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JOHN MILLER
Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in northern Idaho have issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of entering a classroom and putting one young student into a chokehold.

The warrant signed Thursday by a Lewis County Magistrate Judge names 36-year-old Byron Scott Edwards of Reubens.

Authorities want to question Edwards about his role in an incident at Highland School in the small town of Craigmont Monday.

The guardian of a fifth-grader criticized school officials this week after she says Edwards entered a classroom, harassed children and put her grandson in a chokehold.

Jerry Peery said other parents called police after hearing what happened.

Meanwhile, Edwards is being held in the jail in neighboring Nez Perce County on a $30,000 bond. He was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant issued out of Oregon.

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