The lawyer representing a suspended Central Kentucky principal says his client felt threatened during an altercation with a student last month.
Nicholas County High School principal Joseph F. Orazen, 35, appeared in Nicholas District Court for an arraignment Wednesday afternoon and pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree assault.
"He's devastated," said Orazen's attorney, David Franklin of Lexington. "It's a bad situation he tried to avoid at all costs and couldn't do it."
"Believe me, there's a whole lot more to this than a 10-second video," Franklin said.
- advised by Green
- challenged by Green, or
- threatened by Green
"He's like - 'Don't make me slam you in front of everybody' - and I was like...'I don't think you can do that'. ...not saying, like, he couldn't, like, I don't think you're allowed."