Cheshire Teacher Accused of Assaulting Police Officers

A Cheshire art teacher is accused of assaulting several police officers in Simsbury last month.

Simsbury police arrested 40-year-old Byron Pierce after an incident on Nov. 30.

According to police, officers reported to a report of a possibly intoxicated person sitting in a vehicle at The Riverview and found Pierce. Police allege that Pierce resisted arrest and injured several officers in a struggle.

The officers suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Pierce was charged with three counts of assault of public safety personnel, interfering/resisting arrest, and breach of peace.

Cheshire Public Schools Superintendent Jeffrey Solan confirmed that Pierce works as an art teacher for the district but declined further comment.

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