A UW-Stevens Point professor will not face criminal charges on accusations she punched a student in the face during a summer field trip.
Lincoln County District Attorney Don Dunphy says he will not charge Dr. Meghan Buckley with battery or disorderly conduct because he did not feel there was sufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
The student, Wesley Shaw, accused Buckley of repeatedly punching him in the face in July. He called the decision not to pursue charges “shameful.”
Dunphy says Shaw’s credibility was an issue because he waited weeks to report the incident. Shaw said that was because it happened on the second day of a six-week camp and he was afraid of what might happen to him if he reported it right away.
Dr. Buckley plans to quit her job at the university at the end of the school year. She has currently been re-assigned out of the classroom until then.
AUDIO: Matt Lehman reports (:36)