A teacher at Arlington High school pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sending the “I love u” sign to students, including one who was shot in the head, but the sentence was reduced to probation in a deal that includes no jail time.
Jenna Anderson, a principal at Arlington’s Robert Wood Johnson High School, had been charged with five counts of making a false public report.
In August, she pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of making false statements to federal investigators.
The deal was announced Wednesday by U.S. Attorney David J. Weidner.
She agreed to serve her probation on a three-year term that ends in 2021.
She was sentenced Wednesday to one year of probation.
The plea agreement was reached after two weeks of negotiations, Weidners office said in a statement.
Anderson’s attorneys could not be reached for comment.
The sentence is similar to the sentence Anderson received from the U.K. court system in December, when a judge sentenced her to five years in jail for the 2015 death of her son.
Anderson, 43, was sentenced to four years in prison in 2016 for firing a rifle during a rampage that killed four children and wounded two others in a primary school classroom.
In that case, Anderson pleaded guilty, but was not charged with any crimes.
Anderson is the latest in a string of educators in the country to be charged with using their official position to pressure students to do something they didn’t want to do.
A former school principal in New York pleaded guilty earlier this year to lying about a gun being loaded with ammunition in his classroom.
Last month, a Florida school superintendent was sentenced in state court to a year in prison for giving a child a Taser that he later used on himself.
A school district in Florida is facing a civil rights investigation into how a teacher was allowed to teach for four years without firing a single shot.
In the past year, more than 40 educators have been fired or suspended from public school jobs.
The AP contributed to this report.