SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A teacher in Bullitt County has been acquitted of assaulting a 6-year-old student who was seen on surveillance video being dragged by the arm.
The teacher, Ashley Silas, had been charged with misdemeanor assault over the incident at Brooks Elementary School last year.
WAVE-TV in Louisville reports (http://bit.ly/1QghLGa) a jury heard the case and decided in the teacher’s favor.
Silas was accused of dragging the boy about 160 feet through the halls to the principal’s office because he was being disruptive on the playground.
The charges were brought after the boy’s father asked police to review surveillance video of the incident. The parents say the teacher should have sought help.
Attorney Brian Butler said Silas is protected by a Kentucky law that allows teachers to use force to maintain discipline in the classroom.