Judge says Behnke had 'no reason to believe' 2012 incident at St. Paul school was sexual
Charges alleging that two former administrators at a St. Paul school failed to report sexual abuse in 2012 were dismissed on Friday, Dec. 5.
Citing a lack of probable cause, Ramsey County Judge Leonardo Castro dismissed the case against the former principal of Linwood Monroe Arts Plus, Beth Behnke, and the former assistant principal, Craig Guidry.
Lloyd Nielsen died Nov. 5
Although he left the Roseville school district in 1986, the legacy of Dr. Lloyd Nielsen’s 19-year stint as superintendent remains visible.
Nielsen, 88, passed away last month from complications of Alzheimer’s, and is survived by his three children, one of whom is a teacher in ISD 623 today.
Dakota County Attorney alleges Behnke failed to report suspected abuse at St. Paul school in 2012
Beth Behnke, current principal at Falcon Heights Elementary School, has been named as one of two St. Paul Public School District administrators who allegedly failed to report sexual abuse of a student by Walter Happel, a former janitor at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus in St. Paul.