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      Riverdale accepts resignation of teacher facing child endangering charge

      The Riverdale school board has accepted the resignation of a kindergarten teacher accused of pushing and grabbing one of her students.

      The Riverdale school board has accepted the resignation of a kindergarten teacher accused of pushing and grabbing one of her students.

      Riverdale School teacher Barb Williams sent her letter of resignation to the district Friday, according to Superintendent Eric Hoffman.

      Williams was seen aggressively pushing her student, 6-year-old Ian Nelson, against a wall earlier this year. She is facing a misdemeanor child endangering charge.

      READ: Riverdale teacher charged for behavior in surveillance video

      On Monday, the school board met to accept Williams' resignation.

      Williams, who taught in the district for 15 years, and her attorney have declined to comment about the charges.

      Her resignation letter said she was leaving "for personal reasons."

      An attorney for the family of the child involved in the incident says district students "will be safer as a result."

      (The Associated Press contributed to this article.)