Not guilty plea entered for school counselor accused of assaulting 10-year-old

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This is a photo of 50-year-old Steven Adamec, accused of assaulting a 10-year-old student, appearing in court.

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. (WLNE) — The school counselor accused of assaulting a 10-year-old student and allegedly threatening to kill them appeared in court Monday.

50-year-old Steven Adamec, of Attleboro, had a plea of not guilty entered on his behalf to charges of assault and battery on a child with injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime and assault and battery on a person with an intellectual disability.

According to police, on Friday, November 17, just before 3:45 p.m., Middleborough police said they responded to a call at READS Collaborative on Bedford Street for a call reporting an employee had assaulted a student. The school provides therapeutic services for students with a wide range of disabilities.

After investigating, police said they learned that Adamec, an Adjustment Counselor, allegedly struck a 10-year-old student on their face after an argument.

Police said they later learned Adamec dragged the student by the arm and pushed them into a door while taking them out of the classroom.

Adamec was arrested at the school and booked at the Middleborough Police Station.

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