Teacher violently drags autistic student through school halls

Henrietta Strickland
January 9, 2019

A Kentucky elementary school teacher has been fired after surveillance video emerged of her dragging a nine-year-old autistic boy through the hallway by his wrists.

Security video from inside the school shows the incident inside Wurtland Elementary School.

The boy's mother, Angel Nelson, told CNN on Monday that her son was removed from a classroom after he had an outburst. "The fact that my son is not able to fully verbalize what he went through means that we must fight that much harder for all kids, but especially the kids who can not speak for themselves".

The teacher, who no longer works for the school district, faces a charge of fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor. An investigation has been opened into the teacher's behavior, and she has been fired. He instead, goes limp and refuses to stand so she continues to drag him.

Nelson said the teacher grabbed her son by the wrist and bent it backward. "In addition, his speech is also limited".

Nelson and her family had just moved into the district in October, WSAZ reported.

Nelson told the Daily Dot she got word of the incident from the principal, but didn't see the video until her lawyer subpoenaed it from the school. "The school seemed very apologetic, but there were so many questions left unanswered", she said.

The camera inside the classroom was turned toward a corner, Nelson said, so there's no video of what happened there.

"We will never truly know what took place behind that closed door because of my son's speech limitations", Nelson wrote on Facebook. She then dragged the boy down the hallway "from one classroom into another".

The stay-at-home mom accused Abrams of being so violent that she injured her son and destroyed his shoes. She said her son was diagnosed with sprains to both wrists afterward.

She claimed that her son was pushed back into his chair hard. I feel as though Mrs Abrams should be held accountable for her actions, ' Nelson said.

"Teachers are supposed to stop the bullying, not be the bullies", she said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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