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Teacher fired after video shows her dragging student by hair

AP  |  Mississippi 

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 the Greenville Public School District's Board of Trustees voted yesterday 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 PE class at Greenville High School" around September 21.

The commission on November 4 will decide whether to suspend or revoke her special education teaching license.

Police have said they are investigating, but have filed no charges.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 00:13 IST
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