By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - Charges against a Shenandoah Valley teacher accused of simple assault and terroristic threats were dismissed recently.
According to court documents, charges of simple assault, harassment, and terroristic threats against Jason C. Gunoskey, 40, of Barnesville, were dismissed on July 26.
State Police at Frackville alleged Gunoskey, Shenandoah Valley's lone business teacher, was engaged in a verbal argument with the 36-year-old female victim at a home on 83 Crest Street in Barnesville the evening of May 12.
The argument turned physical, troopers said, and Gunoskey struck the victim in the face with a closed fist, and the victim left to stay with a relative in Morea.
The next morning, troopers said Gunoskey called the victim, telling her he was coming to her location to kill her.
When Gunoskey arrived in Morea, the victim called the police, and upon the arrival of troopers, he was taken into custody.
All charges - three misdemeanors and a summary offense - were dismissed by Magisterial District Judge Anthony Kilker in Shenandoah.