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Sugar Creek Elem teacher charged with domestic battery

A New Palestine elementary school teacher is scheduled for a Wednesday court appearance to face domestic battery charges.


Angela Merritt, 44, of Morristown, is listed as a 4th grade teacher on the Sugar Creek Elementary website. 


Merritt was booked at the Hancock County Jail Tuesday afternoon.  Charges include:


Domestic battery committed in physical presence of a child less than 16, knowing child present and might be able to see / hear


Domestic battery – battery on spouse or former spouse, live-in or former live-in, or on person with whom defendant has a child


The following statement was issued by the school corporation:


District administrators were notified Tuesday, September 3, 2019, by local law enforcement, of the arrest of Sugar Creek Elementary teacher Angela Merritt on charges of Domestic Battery and Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Child.


The district recognizes the seriousness of this issue and acted quickly to place Merritt on administrative leave to allow the matter to be investigated and addressed.


The district will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement as they continue with this investigation. The district is not at liberty to discuss any additional details regarding this matter. Any questions should be directed to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.


-CSCSHC Administration