Former Rapid City teacher gets probation for hitting disabled boy in the head with ball | Crime & Courts


Shea Lindsey

A former Rapid City special education teacher was sentenced Thursday to probation and community service for repeatedly hitting a 12-year-old boy, who is unable to speak or walk, in the head with a ball.

“We trusted her” and “she broke that trust, just completely smashed it,” the boy’s grandfather said of Shea Lindsey. “We don’t want her teaching again.”

Lindsey, a 26-year-old former middle school teacher, was sentenced to one year of supervised probation and 100 days of community service during the hearing at the Pennington County Court. 

Judge Jane Wipf Pfeifle also ordered Lindsey to pay a $1,000 fine, complete moral reconation therapy, and have no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 during her probation term. The judge said Lindsey can be sent to jail for up to 180 days if she fails to follow any of the orders.

Lindsey, who was out of

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Going Bogue: The Backyard Headbangers Ball rallies Edmonton’s punk community

With large-scale concerts and expansive festivals obliterated by the pandemic, Edmonton’s mobile musical efforts have been spearheaded by individuals in recent months.

John Armstrong’s Front Porch Block Party series and Scott Putnam’s Get Away Gigs have satisfied the thirst for blues, folk, jazz, rap and rock, among many other musical styles and dispositions. And on the punk side, Courtnei Albright of Fluid Entertainment has fanned the flickering flames, teaming with Phil Davies to put together The Backyard Headbangers Ball on Saturday.

It originated as many great ideas do, sitting around a campfire three weeks prior to the event when Gord Rhoades, lead guitarist for Above & Below, mentioned to Albright “I just miss some live music.”

Her response? “Let’s throw a show.”
“You can’t throw a show before snow.”
“I bet you I can.”

And she did just that, beaming as she recalled the conversation and basking in everything around

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