BEAVER (KDKA) — A high school teacher in Beaver County accused of attacking his wife and threatening police waived his preliminary hearing.
Police say it all followed a night of drinking.
Jesse Rosenberger is suspended with pay from his teaching job at Riverside High School and is awaiting trial.
Rosenberger teaches social studies. He resigned as head football coach last November, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family.
In a criminal complaint, North Sewickley Township police say on March 5, Rosenberger’s wife tried to stop him when he was urinating in the laundry room.
That’s when police say he pushed her down and backhanded her in the face.
“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.
It got worse. Police say Rosenberger threatened them, tried to punch the officers and allegedly threatened to kill them.
“He said he was going to kill the officer and then he focused on one officer and attacked him,” Landman said.
Before it was over, police say they used a stun gun to subdue him. His wife and children had left the home by then.
His wife told police she didn’t want to press charges, but police say under domestic abuse laws, they had no choice and locked him up until he could post $15,000 bond.
Rosenberger is facing charges of aggravated assault, harassment, simple assault and resisting arrest.
A trial date has not been set.
KDKA’s Paul Martino was unable to get a comment from Rosenberger’s attorney.