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Lawyer argues case against school administrator should be tossed

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Martha Tucker Martha Tucker
Noah Noyes Noah Noyes
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. -

The lawyer for a school administrator charged with failing to report child sex abuse allegations to state investigators says the case should be thrown out.

Police say Caledonia Central Superintendent Martha Tucker and Danville School Principal Noah Noyes did not tell authorities within 24 hours about a student's claims that she was groped by a teacher and that the administrators improperly launched their own investigation.

But Tucker's lawyer just filed for the case against her to be dropped. He says there are discrepancies in the student's version of events and that Tucker was justified in not turning the case over to police.

"Anybody who is faced with allegations of this nature would be very unhappy. Ms. Tucker was quite upset by this. However, she is going to be vindicated in the end and she is optimistic that the court will do the right thing," said Pietro Lynn, Tucker's lawyer.

Prosecutors handling the case were not available for comment.

The lawyer for Danville principal Noah Noyes says he is also going to ask for the charges against his client to be thrown out.

While the case plays out, both are still on the job.

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