Beaver Co. Teacher Arrested After Domestic Dispute

By: Heather Abraham

NORTH SEWICKLEY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – Riverside High School teacher was arrested Saturday night and is accused of hitting his wife during a domestic dispute.

“The wife suffered what my officers described as a black eye, some swelling and some redness on her chest,” North Sewickley Township Police Chief Bryan Landman said.

Jesse Rosenberger has been a teacher at the school for over 10 years.

According to the criminal complaint, Jennifer Rosenberger said her husband had been drinking that night and a verbal argument turned violent.

When police arrived, Jesse Rosenberger was allegedly enraged and even threatened the officers.

“At one point in the altercation, he said he was going to kill an officer, then focused on one officer and attacked him,” Chief Landman said.

The complaint goes on to say that Tasers were used to subdue him.

The Riverside Beaver County School District says Jesse Rosenberger is a high school social studies teacher and coached football for six seasons before resigning this past November.

Superintendent David Anney released a statement that said:

“The School Board still has to review any information. Mr. Rosenberger has been put on paid leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”

North Sewickley Police said after they arrived, Jennifer Rosenberger went to an uncle’s house with their children.

“She also stated to the officers that she didn’t want him arrested. But unfortunately in the state of Pennsylvania, the victim doesn’t have a right to say that and police have to [make] an arrest,” Chief Landman said.

  • FixPGH

    Cue Matthias’ know-it-all comments….

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  • Matthias

    “She also stated to the officers that she didn’t want him arrested.”

    And, that is the status quo for an abusive relationship that many women endure. It is a shame.

  • Wel Hung

    Why is this news?? I dont care if a high school teacher hits his wife,,why not put every guy who hits his wife on kdka .com,,,WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Heather

      It’s news b/c of the fact that he’s a teacher. Parents in the school district will want to read about what happened.

    • Ec

      School taxes pay a teachers salary … therefore the taxpayers are required to know about how their money is being spent! … Spending money on teachers with criminal records or who attack police officers (and treaten to kill them) is not where I want my money going!

    • plysy

      You apparently cared enough to read this…wel hung….small brain

  • Ec

    This individual may have a background of alcohol and domestic violence. We should all be concerned about the individuals that are teaching our kids! What type of example does this set to the students? To often there are bad teachers that are able to keep their jobs because of a teachers union, who they know, or who they are related to. The school should fire this clown! … The only bad part is that we will all be paying for his welfare the rest of our lives!

  • Drew West

    I’m sure if he hit his wife, she probably deserved it. This guy seems like a decent person being a school teacher and all. Sometimes a man just has to take matters into his own hands.

  • nancy glidden

    u got to be kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its people like u that give the human race a bad name

    • Matthias

      Drew West is trolling. Don’t feed the trolls.

      • Drew West

        Your mother is a troll Matthias, and no one appreciates any of the so-called insight that you constantly post on this website

  • Toss me a banana

    From the picture, it looks like this fool should be swinging from a tree.

  • Jody

    If this was any other teacher, would anyone even care? I don’t know him personally and don’t really know the situation but someone called the news to let them know he was arrested. How many other teachers get into this kind of trouble and aren’t all over the news? Same with newspapers, not everyones mistakes make it in the news.

  • Manda

    I had him as a teacher for like…3 years!! I honestly can’t believe this. This is a huge surprise. I’ve been out of school since 2007, and didn’t know much about his personal life, but my dad and him were great friends. So This is just, wow. Football was a BIG part of his life though, and my mom and I agree that maybe since his retirement out of football, maybe it really affected him more than it should have. I remember being in class, and football was always brought up sometime during the class period. Who really knows though?

    • FixPGH

      Yes, but he “retired” from football for family reasons. Sort of ironic, no?

  • Rosenberger

    This is my DAD and he has never done anything like this before, !!!!

    I cant believe people are so quick to judge without even knowing the full story, which I can not say online but if he had it his way it would be considered self defense! JERKSSSSSSS

    • FixPGH

      Just because he has never done anything like that before does not mean that your DAD isn’t capable of doing it. If you can’t say it online then get lost. NAIVEEEEEEEE

      • rose tree dad tulup

        Sike i made that up… sucker

  • International Congress at Kalamazoo

    Jesse is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. Sometimes situations in life can get out of control with the use of alcohol. However, if he was a sleep in his bed when officers arrived. How dangerous was the situation?? Why is it that only certain people hit the news?? If the child is saying it is self defense and lives in that household…what does that tell you?? It is not always the guys fault!! I find it hard to believe that he just hit her because she calmly told him not to urinate in the laundry room….really??? Let’s face it there are two sides to every story and the truth always lies in the middle. This is not a news worthy story!!

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