A Utah principal accused of failing to tell authorities about the abuse that led to one of her teachers being arrested, convicted and sentenced to prison, has pleaded not guilty.
Shelly Nordick, 46, principal of Rosamond Elementary School in Riverton, was scheduled to have an arraignment Tuesday in Riverton Justice Court. Instead, she and her attorney, Blake Ostler, have submitted a not-guilty plea in writing to the court.
Nordick is charged with failing to report abuse, a class B misdemeanor, at her school, 12195 S. 1975 West.
Frank Laine Hall, a former teacher at the school, was arrested and convicted of 11 counts of first-degree felony child abuse. He sexually abused children in his classroom from July 2006 until March 2007. He was sentenced to life in prison.
Nordick's attorney denies the charges. Her next court hearing is a pretrial session scheduled for July 15.