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Springville man indicted for allegedly assaulting teacher

An Erie County Grand Jury accuses Shawn Connors, 53, of punching the victim multiple times in the face.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A Springville man is free on his own recognizance after being arraigned for allegedly attacking a teacher earlier this year in a school parking lot.

An Erie County Grand Jury has charged 53-year-old Shawn Connors with felony assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Connors is accused of punching a teacher in the face multiple times outside Springville Middle School shortly before 7 a.m. on March 25, causing the victim to fall to the ground. The incident was allegedly witnesses by a juvenile.

Connors is set to return to court next month for a pre-trial conference. If convicted of the charges, he faces a maximum of seven years behind bars.