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Documents Reveal Details About Kickball Game Accusations

Posted at 3:49 PM, May 30, 2019

ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/The Anderson News)– A former middle school teacher faces accusations of threatening a student during a kickball game back in 2017.

Charges weren’t filed until this year, but paperwork reveals key details from the situation, including letters from both the teacher and students.

In handwritten letters, middle school students describe what they saw and heard during the kickball game, including accusations of cursing, flipping students off, and an alleged threat from a now-former social studies teacher.

There are documents from the school’s investigation that the Anderson News was able to get. In the paperwork, Chrystal Graham, who already faced a judge earlier this month, is accused of threatening a student during a kickball game on the last day of school in 2017.

In the letter, the student writes that he touched one of the kids on Graham’s team, and she said if he did it again, she would “cut his d–k off.”

Another student wrote that he heard Graham say she would cut it off and “shove it in your mouth.” The letter also said that Graham called the teacher of the opposing team a curse word. Both students said that they saw her flip students off and heard her lead an inappropriate chant in a team huddle.

The paperwork also has statements from the teacher on the field, including Graham, who denied the accusations. She said, “In a joking manner, I said ‘off with his head’.” She said in the paperwork that a student was the one who said the comment about the genitals.

Graham is expected to go on trial this summer.