Grandfather Accused Of Slapping Teacher Given House Arrest

Some call their home their castle. But now Marian Flynn's Burnside home will be similar to a jail.

“The charge against him is pretty serious. We want to keep our schools safe,” Pulaski County Attorney Bill Thompson said after Monday’s court appearance by Marian W. Flynn.

Flynn is accused of hitting his grandson's 4th grade teacher at Burnside Elementary. Police say Flynn wasn't happy that his grandson didn't receive a trophy for perfect attendance. Since then....Flynn's been in jail...unable to meet his bond. But that changed Monday morning.

“You are going to be on strict home incarceration,” Judge Kathy Wood told Flynn.

Judge Wood agreed to lower Flynn's place of house arrest.

“Given the seriousness of the crime and everything, it's important that we keep everybody safe and home incarceration, depending upon the results of everything, is as I think, appropriate,” said Thompson.

The judge made it quite clear that Flynn isn't to leave his house, even saying that being outside in his yard could trigger the alarm on his ankle bracelet.

Flynn said he might want to mow or something.

“You will not be permitted to leave your home. Unless there is a medical emergency involving yourself,” Judge Wood told Flynn.

Details of just what happened during the awards ceremony at the school last Wednesday were not discussed. A preliminary hearing....where specifics of the alleged slapping would have been revealed....didn't happen as the case was waived to a grand jury.

The judge also said that Flynn will be responsible for paying for the cost of the ankle monitoring equipment.

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