Teacher accused of dragging special needs student by his ankles

Apr 10, 2014 Full story: KPLC-TV Lake Charles 214

JONESBORO, AR A Jonesboro school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after police say she was caught on surveillance video dragging a young student by the ankles.

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Ummm

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Apr 10, 2014
It seemed to me she was dragging him because he was attacking her. I do NOT know this situation but Any of you feel free to allow a mad aggressive child to hit you repeatedly & attack other innocent students. You'd all be up in arms if the student was allowed to hurt other students.
GAYtheist

Jonesboro, AR

#4 Apr 10, 2014
Whether she was being attacked or not, that's no way to handle a child, especially in front of a whole classroom.
Guest

United States

#5 Apr 10, 2014
GAYtheist wrote:
Whether she was being attacked or not, that's no way to handle a child, especially in front of a whole classroom.
How would you know!!!
The kid was nuts and whatever it took is ok!!!
If teachers could still whip kids we might cure some of this mental crap!!
She has the right to defend herself and obligation to protect the other kids!!
If we take the mental kids out of the regular school we would have a lot less problems. Put the SPECIAL kids in a SPECIAL. School !!
Guest

United States

#6 Apr 10, 2014
Sounds like the kid needs to be arrested for assault.
So the kids was laughing at the the little dumbass. I would have too!!! Act a fool expect to be laughed at!!
What was she suppose to let the dumbass hurt himself!!!
Guest

United States

#7 Apr 10, 2014
GAYtheist wrote:
Whether she was being attacked or not, that's no way to handle a child, especially in front of a whole classroom.
Get your panties out of a wad a grow a pair gay boy!!!!!
GAYtheist

Jonesboro, AR

#8 Apr 11, 2014
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>Get your panties out of a wad a grow a pair gay boy!!!!!
There are other ways to discipline and kid rather than using force. If the child has a defect, they can't help that. Interesting though that no one states in the news report that the child was trying to hurt anyone. Maybe some bawl wards logic there.
wow

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Apr 11, 2014
Very same school discriminates on a couple of students and their family. Sad. Kids being bullied by teachers. And this one in the article, was a special needs 9 year old child.
wow

Jonesboro, AR

#10 Apr 11, 2014
If you are gay, the teachers will bully the child.
flabbergasted

Jonesboro, AR

#11 Apr 11, 2014
hmm wrote:
where's the outrage?
Microsociety Magnet School. One of the Jonesboro Public Schools elementary schools.
flabbergasted

Jonesboro, AR

#12 Apr 11, 2014
The child was literally 50 years younger than the adult. If the adult cannot contain the student there are protocols... A nurse. Call to a parent. There are no rules stating "drag the child by their ankles" the 9 year old has a special need. Maybe there was something else going on. Anytime I've seen issues in school... no matter the child's age or grade or status... The teacher would talk to the child alone... not drag the child
harharhar

London, UK

#14 Apr 11, 2014
harrumph wrote:
By cracky kids like that don't need to be in classrooms with normal kids and from what I see all these 'normal' kids could do with a big old 55 gallon drum of whoopass opened up on their meanasses 2 and don't leave their damned parents out cause they need a good whoopin for raising kids to be such ratsass bastards.
That would sound harsh if it wasn't so true. I'm only in my 40's but see a huge difference in the behavior of kids now over what was expected and what was ok when I was a kid and if a child is so out of control they really do need to be home schooled so the other kids at least have a chance to learn something instead of having to deal with such violence.
me just here

Manila, AR

#15 Apr 11, 2014
no win for the teacher, if the teacher forced the brat back into the room she gets suspended. if she let the brat run out of the room and something happens, the teacher gets suspended.
really-_-

Jonesboro, AR

#16 Apr 11, 2014
Shes 59 the kid is 9 and mentally challenged... she's a capable adult. It started by her trying to force the 9 yr old boy into the classroom. Maybe he needed to tell teacher something?! Maybe he zoned out like most kids that age do and since in a special ed class maybe a higher degree. She embarrassed the poor kid. Mortified him in front of other kids. She held him to the ground. Kid was forced to be surrounded by bullies. Maybe her tone of voice wasn't in the right frame. Too many factors. Too many people trying to stick up for the adult... but how many of you have kids in elementary school? Personally DHS-CPS got called in and investigated it and are filing charges... Thus says to me something isn't right. The child was placed in a mentally/emotionally abusive situation. And violated by being dragged by his ankles into the classroom and held on the ground...
They were scared of leaving marks where they restrained the boy... says maybe they were excessively rough on him.

My 9 year old and 7 year old care about if they are picked on. If picked on they don't want to attend school. Kids are cruel. Especially when other kids are teaching gang signs and imitate smoking dope in front of my kids saying their mom does it and it's ok... or they see it all the time.

Starting to believe we need beefed up security, k-9's, more cameras, and metal detectors... and full blown pat downs starting with daycares thru high school. Ridiculous the way things are getting. Too much drugs and violence. Disgraceful. Depressing
who

Tampa, FL

#17 Apr 11, 2014
This is so sad. I have a special needs child, and feel for this child and his family. Lord be with this teacher let her get the help she needs.
Guest

United States

#18 Apr 11, 2014
The article reports the kid was hitting the teacher. Some of you need to read the report so you have a clue what your talking about
We have a retarded kid beating on a teacher not behaving and the teacher is the bad guy!!
And some idiot on here said she should have talked with the child. Well dumbass teachers do talk. Perhaps the retard should have done what he was told!! Retards gave no business in a regular school!!

Special needs. Yea needs his ass whooped!!!
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Apr 11, 2014
Liberal judges have ordered that even severely retarded children must be allowed in regular classrooms. That's so as not to stigmatize them and harm their psyche by placing them in alternative schools. Another example of a tiny fringe of society being ridiculously coddled at the expense of everyone else.
really-_-

Jonesboro, AR

#20 Apr 11, 2014
The article states the teacher held him down, she was female. The second adult was male and the boy, he was humiliated and terrified. The male adult probably wasn't sure what to do, but I doubt he is reporting the 9 year old because the child wasn't in the wrong. Anyone scared is going to react and male teacher was keeping the boy in the room. Boy felt trapped, but the boy shouldn't have hit the man but the adult surely understands after reviewing the footage. If the boy was truly intending on hurting the man he would have. He just wanted free from his classmates and abusive teacher.
Guest

United States

#21 Apr 11, 2014
Really. You think the other teacher didn't know what to do? He should be fired then!!
So you think it is ok for a kid to hit teachers as li g as thy really didn't mean it!!
You're an idiot te child was in the wrong for not following the rules and not going to class and not cooperating with the teacher.
Who the hell is in charge and responsable. The kid or the teacher!!! If the would have ran off and hurt himself you would be blaming the teacher.
Can't have it both ways!!!
really-_-

Jonesboro, AR

#22 Apr 11, 2014
The kid has a problem. The teacher basically stood guard preventing child from leaving the room, understandable. But complaining that a 9 year old with special needs charged into the adult, when the child just suffered traumatic situation would be bogus... teacher was more worried that she may have left marks from restraining the child. Parents should have been called, child should have been calmed down. I'm not saying it's ok to hit a teacher just saying under the circumstances it is understandable. Any child when suffering from a traumatic situation is going to have "fight or flight" he was trying to run. Teacher wouldn't let him so he tried with his might to get away. Should have avoided whole situation by talking calmly and caring to try to prevent a possible conflict. If the teacher can't prevent any conflict. Teacher has what's coming... The child is 9 but I do not know the child's mental status. But the teacher handled the whole situation incorrectly.

My heart reaches out for this boy and his family.
Guest

Jonesboro, AR

#23 Apr 11, 2014
Well apparently the teacher wasn't responsible! She said herself she didn't know how to handle physical situations with special needs children and there wasn't even a plan of action for her to follow regarding this child bc their 'meeting' never got that far.?? So why in the world was she allowed to teach them? Any 'normal' person can see there's red flags all over. Would you drag a 'normal' kid by the ankles and hold them down?! Probably NOT.

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