Mississippi teacher caught DRAGGING special needs student by hair, charged with abuse

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 by


A former Greenville teacher has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of abusing a vulnerable person.

Article by Daniel Rubio

District attorney DeWayne Richardson said Monday that Linda winters-johnson would be arraigned Dec. 13.Richardson says he doesn’t know whether winters-johnson has a lawyer to speak on her behalf.

A widely circulated video shows winters-johnson dragging a special education student by the hair and then striking the student with a cup on Oct. 6.

The Greenville school district fired her, and state officials seek to revoke her teaching license.

The charge carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

Richardson says grand jurors considered other charges with higher penalties.

The district suspended superintendent lesson tailor and board members could discuss his fate Tuesday.

Read more at: wreg.com


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