Georgia Teacher Resigns After She’s Caught Knocking Down Special Needs Student
TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia teacher has resigned after surveillance video appears to show her knocking a special needs student to the ground in a school hallway.
WALB-TV reports that the incident happened at the Tift County Pre-K Center in Tifton on March 17.
The child's mother, Sarah Patterson, tells the station that the teacher, Amelia Stripling, thrust her knee into the little boy's back, causing him to fall forward near a classroom door.
Tift County School officials tell WALB that the young boy was not hurt and that the incident has been reported to the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services.
A spokeswoman for the school system did not immediately return a phone call from The Associated Press on Friday.
Tifton is about 200 miles south of Atlanta.