Fourth teen charged as adult in rock throwing that hurt teacher

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Sharon Budd

It’s a story that has gained national attention and the support of strangers for the victim and her family.

A fourth teenager is now charged as an adult in the rock throwing incident that left a Northeast Ohio teacher in critical condition, FOX 8’s sister station WNEP reported.

The charges include aggravated assault and reckless endangering.  One teen is 18, the others are all 17.

Sharon Budd is out of intensive care and has been upgraded from critical to serious condition.

She’s been at Geisinger Medical Center in central Pennsylvania since July 10 when an 8-inch thick rock came crashing through her windshield.

Teenagers had tossed it from an overpass.

Sharon’s daughter was driving, her husband was in the back seat.  They were on I-80 on their way from Uniontown to New York City.

Sharon lost an eye and her face was crushed but her husband said she’s able to talk to them with the help of a special speaker, WNEP reported.

Budd could be moved to a rehab facility in the next few weeks.

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