Video shows teacher dragging special needs child

Trina Abrams of eastern Kentucky has been charged with fourth-degree assault and was removed from the school.
1:17 | 01/09/19

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the teacher charged with assault after surveillance showing her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through the halls of the school. Tonight, that teacher in Kentucky facing possible charges. And here's ABC's Steve osunsami now. Reporter: The elementary school teacher from eastern Kentucky seen in this security camera video dragging a child with special needs up and down a hallway will appear in court tomorrow. You want to walk? No. Get up. No. Get up. No. I'm not leaving here. Reporter: Police have charged Trina Abrams with assault in the fourth degree. Her former student, 9-year-old Alan Jackson, was diagnosed with autism and doesn't speak very well. When his mother saw this, she says it broke her heart. I saw all of his new classmates and his friends along the wall, watching him being dragged down the hallway. Reporter: She posted the video on her Facebook page looking for justice. I feel like I needed to go to social media for my child to have a voice. I was horrified. When I saw it, I couldn't believe that she would drag him. Reporter: This happened in October. And in a statement, the Greenup county school district says, "The student was assessed by the school nurse." And "The teacher was removed from the school." The child was new to the school. And the parents don't feel this was discipline. The state will decide if the teacher keeps her license. David? All right, Steve, thank you.

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