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.
[protected-iframe id=”3f6eeb5f4c6fc9e31b27fcc4b824a66b-29519520-108654772″ info=”https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fkesha.williams.33886305%2Fvideos%2F199756490453997%2F&show_text=0&width=400″ width=”400″ height=”400″ frameborder=”0″ style=”border:none;overflow:hidden” scrolling=”no”]