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Special-education teacher charged with assault after allegedly dragging student with autism through school’s halls

January 9, 2019

Washington Post (January 9)

Special-education teacher charged with assault after allegedly dragging student with autism through school’s halls

A special-education teacher emerged from a classroom, dragging a student with autism through the hallways of an elementary school in Kentucky. The child’s mother, Angel Nelson, told ABC affiliate WCHS she was “horrified” when she learned that her son, who has autism among other special needs, was allegedly dragged by a teacher through his school. Nelson said she posted surveillance footage of the October incident on Facebook last weekend because she wanted him “to have a voice.” The video has since been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, prompting widespread outrage and calls for change.



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