Ex-Greenville teacher accused of dragging student is indicted
GREENVILLE, Miss- A former Greenville teacher has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of abusing a vulnerable person.
District attorney DeWayne Richardson said Monday that Linda winters-johnson would be arraigned Dec. 13.
Richardson says he doesn’t know whether winters-johnson has a lawyer to speak on her behalf.
A widely circulated video shows winters-johnson dragging a special education student by the hair and then striking the student with a cup on Oct. 6.
The Greenville school district fired her, and state officials seek to revoke her teaching license.
The charge carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Richardson says grand jurors considered other charges with higher penalties.
The district suspended superintendent lesson tailor and board members could discuss his fate Tuesday.