Merrill Kidd, the controversial former member of the Manchester Board of Education who abruptly resigned from the school board last week, was charged by Manchester Police for a domestic incident four days prior.
Police were called to Kidd's house at approximately 1 p.m. on the afternoon of Friday, Nov 9 for a dispute between Kidd and her husband Andy Kidd, according to information provided by the department. Police said that Kidd's husband was not charged, and that she was not arrested in the incident but was issued a citation to appear in Manchester Superior Court on the charges on Dec. 11. Breach of peace is a misdemeanor in Connecticut. According to Connecticut General Statutes, a "person is guilty of breach of the peace in the second degree when, with intent to cause inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, such person."
Kidd resigned from the Board of Education in an email to Board of Education Chairman Chris Pattacini Tuesday, Nov. 13, due to "personal family matters."
Kidd did not respond to a call seeking comment about the situation last week.
According to the board of education's bylaws, the school board can fill the vacancy by appointment until the next regular election, which is in November 2013.
Pattacini said that, since Kidd was elected as a Republican before changing her party status earlier this year, that Michael Crockett, a the Republican minority leader on the board, will work with the Manchester Republicans to fill the vacancy. Pattacini said a replacement for Kidd could be named and in place before the school board's next meeting in early December.
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