UPDATE: Star principal's indictment sheds light on felony charges

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Posted at 6:33 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 14:38:13-04


6 On Your Side has obtained the indictment that led to the arrest of Star Middle School Principal, Tony Nelson, last week.

The indictment includes two felony counts of injury to children, which according to the indictment occurred between January of 2016 and January of 2019.

The first charge states that Nelson withheld food from a child in his care or custody, leading to the child or children being malnourished.

In the second charge, Nelson is accused of having locked a child in a room, leading to "extreme mental suffering and/or hitting [redacted name of child] leaving bruising on his buttocks or lower back area."

See the full indictment below:


The Principal of Star Middle School, Tony Nelson, has been arrested and faces a charge of felony injury to a child.

West Ada School District spokesperson Eric Exline says Nelson turned himself in on Thursday, May 9, related to charges filed in Canyon County.

Exline says Nelson is on administrative leave, pending the outcome of legal proceedings.

It's not yet clear what prompted the charges.