Teacher under investigation for dragging autistic student

Wurtland, KY - A Kentucky elementary school teacher is under investigation after surveillance video captured her dragging an autistic student down the hall by his wrists.

The parents of Alan Nelson say he suffered sprains as a result and now they want justice.

Angel Nelson and her family just moved to Wurtland, Kentucky back in October.

Her son has autism along with other disabilities and has been trying to make friends.

On October 24th Angel got a call from Wurtland Elementary saying that her son had been involved in an incident.

The mother says, "He had an outburst and they were trying to remove him from the classroom but she restrained him the wrong way, and it was 100 percent preventable."

Surveillance video subpoenaed by the family's lawyer shows a teacher dragging the nine-year-old up and down the hallway by his wrists.

Angel says Alan told her the teacher also roughly threw him into a chair in a classroom.

That moment was not recorded because that camera was turned away facing a corner.

The family says the woman in the video was in charge of the special needs program at the school.

The superintendent says the woman no longer teaches at the school; however, the boy’s stepfather says losing her job is not enough.

Calep Nelson says, “She did abuse a child. And I think anybody that does that to a child should go to jail."

The teacher involved in the incident is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday and is expected to be charged with fourth-degree assault.