No charges filed for second time against Coleman Middle School principal

Posted at 3:44 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 15:46:54-04

No charges will be filed against Coleman Middle School principal Michael Hoskinson in the second investigation he's been the subject of.

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He and his wife Kimberly were initially arrested in 2017, accused of child abuse before it was determined the witness fabricated evidence. 

More recently, in March, Hoskinson was accused of choking and pushing a student.

However, the State Attorney now says no charges will be filed.

The following statement was released from their office:

On March 27, we received a referral from Tampa Police Department concerning allegations arising  from an altercation between the principal of Coleman Middle School and  a 13-year-old student. We commend TPD for conducting a thorough and efficient  investigation. After carefully reviewing every allegation, fact, and detail  of that investigation, we have determined that there is no legal basis  to file charges against the principal. We worked diligently to ensure that  this process was fair for both the student and the principal. We are reminded  in difficult situations like this, people may disagree about what took  place and the propriety of either side's actions, but it is our responsibility  to determine if criminal charges are appropriate.