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Kentucky Teacher Does the Unthinkable

Zachary Klein '20
Teachers are supposed to treat all of their students with the same amount of respect. But one teacher in Kentucky violated this rule and did something most teachers would never think of doing: dragging a student through a hallway.
That’s right, Kentucky teacher Trina Abrams was caught on camera dragging a nine-year-old student with autism through the hallways of a Greenup County elementary school. The minute-long video was released on Facebook Sunday, however, the incident happened back on October 24.

The boy’s mother, Angel Nelson, reported that the teacher dragged her son by the wrists up and down a hallway while other students were lined up against a wall. To make matters worse, Nelson told NBC News  that her son suffers from autism, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. She also says that he has limited speech.

“When you send your child to school you want them to be safe," she said. "The teacher is the farthest thing you should worry about.”

The incident occured because the boy needed a break while Abrams pushed him to do more. After an outburst, Abrams took the boy into the hallway and started to drag him.

“I worry about him because he does lack speech, and sometimes he can’t express how he’s feeling,” Nelson said. “He doesn’t understand why she did what he did.”

Charges are now being pressed against that teacher. Nelson has removed her son from that school and enrolled him in another one nearby.

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