Crime

Hanford teacher booked on child abuse charges

Melissa Ediger
Melissa Ediger HANFORD POLICE DEPARTMENT

A 44-year-old Hanford teacher faces charges of child abuse after she was arrested Tuesday at Lee Richmond School, police reported.

She was identified as Melissa Ediger, 44.

A police spokeswoman said that a school resources officer received information that a minor was injured through the actions of a teacher, and after an investigation, Ediger was arrested on the abuse charges and an additional charge of intimidating or dissuading a witness.

Editer was booked into the Kings County Jail. She is no longer in the facility.

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