Caught on Cam: Teacher drags autistic student

Caught on Cam: Teacher drags autistic student

A Kentucky school district fired a teacher after a video showed her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through the halls of a school. She is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.

The superintendent said the woman no longer teaches at the school.

Two incidents of autistic students being dragged in Fayette County have been reported since August.

The boy's stepfather Calep Nelson says he and his wife told her about the boy's condition when they enrolled him, and she told them she had years of experience and not to worry.

Abrams grabbed Nelson's son by the wrist and bent it backward, the mother said. "We have been, and remain, concerned with the inappropriate use of restraint in schools across the state".

On Sunday, the boy's mother, Angel Nelson, shared the video of the incident from October 24, taken from security cameras at Wurtland Elementary School, and wrote that her son has a possible fractured left wrist as a result of the abuse.

In a Facebook post, Nelson detailed the abuse of her son, who has numerous diagnoses including autism, ADHD, and PTSD. "In addition, his speech is also limited", she said in a Facebook post. At one point, Abrams can be seen stopping and attempting to pull Alan to his feet before continuing to drag him while he is on his knees into another classroom.

Angel Nelson told CNN Monday that her son was removed from a classroom after he had an outburst.

The footage was posted to social media by the boy's mother, Angel Nelson, who told The Post in an interview that she went to Facebook for help in bringing the teacher to justice.

"This incident was violent enough to not only injure my child, but to also destroy his shoes", Nelson wrote.

"She humiliated him, and as a mom that's the most heartbreaking part, because her actions could've led to him being bullied had we kept him enrolled there", Nelson said to The Post.

"I think she should possibly face the inside of a jail", he said.

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"The fact that my son is not able to fully verbalize what he went through means that we must fight that much harder for all kids, but especially the kids who can not speak for themselves", the upset mother wrote on Facebook.

In a statement to WSAZ, Greenup County Schools Superintendent Sherry Horsley said: "The Greenup County School District prioritizes the safety of our students".

"The teacher was removed from the school and a formal investigation was conducted", the statement read.

The incident was also reported to the Kentucky Education Standards Board as per protocol, according to the district.

"The Greenup County School District prioritizes the safety of our students". "Each school has a specially trained team to address immediate issues".

Nelson did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

The family says the woman in the video was in charge of the special needs program at the school.

The video showed the boy being dragged past a group of students waiting outside a classroom.

On Facebook, Angel Nelson detailed what happened to her child while he was in Wurtland Elementary school on October 24 a year ago.

Heskins said that "some parents of disabled children in Kentucky are increasingly aware that physical intervention can be abusive" and that could be leading to more reporting of the dragging incidents.

"In the days following, he suffered swelling and bruising around his wrist", she said. But Heskins said that school staff don't always adhere to the state regulation. She claimed she was preventing him from harming himself but it doesn't line up with his actions from the video. "That commitment to protect kids is especially imperative when it comes to vulnerable children, who may not have the requisite skills to advocate for themselves".

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