New York Post:
Disturbing video footage shows a teacher forcefully dragging a student with autism through the hallways of Wurtland Elementary School in Kentucky. The 9-year-old boy reportedly had a meltdown in class before the incident. The boy’s mother says he suffered serious injuries as a result. An investigation has been opened into the teacher’s behavior, and she has been fired.
The teacher, identified as Trina Abrams by WCHS, was spotted in video posted to Facebook dragging a 9-year-old child out of a classroom and through multiple halls at Wurtland Elementary school in eastern Kentucky.
"You want to walk," the teacher can be heard asking the 9-year-old at one point in the surveillance video.
"No," the boy replies.
At one point, Abrams stops, telling the 9-year-old to "Get up!" and pulls at the boy's body even as he refuses to move. He's then dragged on his back and then on his knees.
Angel Nelson (the boy's mother) posted the video to her Facebook page.
"My son deserves justice," she wrote on Facebook. "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 cannot speak for themselves."
Again, stories like this send me to a dark place. As former teacher I just can't imagine treating a student in such a horrific fashion. As a parent... Like I said, dark place.
This "teacher" should get time for her abusive behavior.