Carla Haynes a Trousdale County Elementary School teacher in Tennessee is arrested after dragging four year old girl by her ankles.
A Tennessee elementary school teacher has been arrested after allegedly dragging a four-year-old girl down a hallway by her ankles.
Carla Annette Haynes, 54, was booked on Friday following the incident at Trousdale County Elementary School in Hartsville where she is a pre-kindergarten teacher.
A school resource officer was watching the school’s security cameras when he saw Haynes carrying a four-year-old girl and putting her into a kneeling position, WZTV reported.
Haynes then allegedly pushed the child onto her back and grabbed the girl by her feet, dragging her 15 feet down the hall and around the corner.
The officer informed an assistant principal, who notified the superintendent. Haynes was suspended indefinitely the same day pending the result of investigations.
Upon being notified, the girl’s parents said they wanted to press charges, with Haynes booked on a charge of child abuse.
Trousdale County Director of Schools Dr. Clint Satterfield said the incident did not reflect on the school system as a whole.
Satterfield credited the camera system, which was installed this year, for helping officials quickly intervene in the matter.
Not immediately understood is what preempted the teacher dragging the child by her ankles and whether there had been other prior incidents at the school.
Haynes has since been freed on a $5,000 bond.