Police: Teacher seen dragging child is charged with assault

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a teacher seen on video dragging an elementary student has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

Police Trooper David Boarman tells the Lexington Herald-Leader that Greenup County teacher Trina Abrams was the one seen dragging the 9-year-old boy by his wrists in the October video. News outlets report court records say Abrams is set to appear in court Wednesday.

Angel Nelson says her son has limited speech, and has been diagnosed with autism and other disorders. She says the dragging sprained her son's wrists.

The Greenup County school district says the teacher in question no longer teaches at Wurtland Elementary School. Superintendent Sherry Horsley told WSAZ-TV on Monday that the incident was reported to police, Child Protective Services and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board.

———

Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com


Web Only

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories

Viewed

Emailed

Recommended

Commented