Felony summons issued for Grand Junction teacher accused of child abuse

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that the investigation into allegations of child abuse at a local school has been completed.

The incident in question occurred at Redlands Middle School in the last week of January.

A felony summons was issued Friday for 58-year-old Kent Clinkingbeard, a Grand Valley teacher, for one count of third-degree assault of an at-risk person, child abuse, second-degree criminal tampering and harassment.

The felony summons orders Clinkingbeard to appear in court in April. No further information was released.