Former Leonard Kirtz employee charged with abusing students

Audrey Johntony is charged with abusing two mentally disabled students at the Austintown school

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A former employee of the Leonard Kirtz School in Austintown is accused of abusing two mentally disabled students.

Audrey Johntony, 33, is charged with two counts of felony child endangering, two counts of misdemeanor child endangering and one count of felony assault. She was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on Thursday.

An indictment says Johntony excessively punished the students, ages 7 and 9.

Leonard Kirtz School is a chartered public school that provides programs and education for students between the ages of 6 and 22 with developmental disabilities.


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