Teacher shown on video dragging student by her hair fired



GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) – A Greenville High School special education teacher shown in a video dragging a special-needs student by her hair across the floor has been fired.

The Delta Democrat-Times reports the Greenville Public School District’s Board of Trustees voted Monday evening to terminate Linda Winters-Johnson.

The school board’s decision comes 11 days after a video began circulating on the Internet.

An investigator in the state’s Office of Educator Misconduct has accused Winters-Johnson of “grabbing, hitting in the head and dragging of a special-needs student during P.E. class at Greenville High School” around Sept. 21. The commission on Nov. 4 will decide whether to suspend or revoke her special education teaching license.

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


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