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Former Greenville teacher fired after dragging student by hair

Source: Kesha Williams Source: Kesha Williams
GREENVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

 A former Greenville High School special education teacher has been fired after a disturbing video, first shown to you on WLBT, surfaced on social media, showing her dragging a special-needs student by her hair across the floor.

The Greenville Public School District's Board of Trustees voted on Monday to fire Linda Winters-Johnson, after it was announced last Thursday that she was no longer teaching in the school district.

According to the Associated Press, 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. On Nov. 4, the commission will decide whether to suspend or revoke her special education teaching license.

In addition, Superintendent Leeson Taylor has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

Greenville police are still investigating the incident.

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