Helena teacher charged with assaulting 9-year-old student

Jesse Chaney

A lawsuit has been filed against Helena Public Schools and a music teacher who was charged with assaulting a 9-year-old student with disabilities in his classroom at Four Georgians Elementary School.

Carson Christman Yahvah was charged on June 6 with felony assault on a minor, following a March 7 incident in his classroom. The civil suit against Yahvah and the school district was filed July 27. 

In an emailed statement to the Independent Record Monday, Yahvah’s attorneys with Delli Bovi and Martin LLC in Helena said their client has been a music teacher with Helena Public Schools for the past nine years. They acknowledged the two cases involving Yahvah and noted that notices of affirmative defenses have been provided to the court in the criminal matter. 

“There is always more to every story,” the statement says. “As these matters are still ongoing, we have no further comment at this time. We look forward to our day in court.”

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