Former Evansville student pleads not guilty in attack on assistant high school principal

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Ashley McCallum
Thursday, November 9, 2017

JANESVILLEA former Evansville High School student has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to stab an assistant principal at the high school last month.

Kayden Frame, 18, of 129 N. Water St., Evansville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday in Rock County Court.

Frame faces a felony charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and two misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and possessing a dangerous weapon at school, according to online court documents.

An injunction was granted Monday to the Evansville School District for a restraining order against Frame, effective until Nov. 6, 2024, according to online court documents. A temporary restraining order was granted Oct. 24.

Court documents say Frame brought a 9.5-inch knife into Evansville High School on Oct. 19 and charged at Assistant Principal Brian Cashore with the knife in his hand.

Police have not yet identified a motive. When Frame was asked why he was in the building that day, he said he "had too many problems with bad memories at Evansville High School," according to the criminal complaint.

Frame's attorney, Scott Schroeder, declined to comment Monday.

Frame also is known by the name Katelyn Frame. Evansville police Lt. Patrick Reese said he knew Frame as a transgender student who graduated from the high school in May, according to court documents.

A jury trial will be set at a future date, according to online documents.

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