GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Officials in a Mississippi school district have fired a special education teacher after a video showed her dragging a special-needs student by her hair across the floor.
The Delta Democrat-Times reports (http://bit.ly/2er9nWt) the Greenville Public School District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday to terminate Linda Winters-Johnson.
The decision comes 11 days after the video began circulating on the Internet.
A state Office of Educator Misconduct investigator has accused Winters-Johnson of “grabbing, hitting in the head and dragging of a special-needs student during P.E. class at Greenville High School” around Sept. 21. The commission on Nov. 4 will decide whether to suspend or revoke her special education teaching license.
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Police have said they are investigating, but have filed no charges.
The Associated Press could not find a phone number for Winters-Johnson.
Information from: Delta Democrat-Times, http://www.ddtonline.com