- An Appleton elementary school principal charged with mishandling a
child abuse report has pleaded not guilty and is trying to get the
news outlet in Green Bay reports there was a hearing Tuesday in
Calumet County in the case against Richard Waters, principal at
Janet Berry Elementary. He faces misdemeanor counts of obstructing
police and failure to report child abuse stemming from a 2011
incident involving abuse allegations against a special education
attorney says Waters brought the allegations to his supervisor
immediately and never destroyed documents. A judge previously threw
out a November 2011 charge against Waters of obstructing officers.
teacher in the case, Mary Berglund, was sentenced to three years
probation after pleading no contest to misdemeanor battery charges.
Her teaching license was revoked.