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Thu Nov 3, 2016, 07:49 AM

Charges Likely for Teacher Who Dragged Student on Video

Source: Associated Press

Charges Likely for Teacher Who Dragged Student on Video

By JEFF AMY, ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSON, Miss. Nov 3, 2016, 5:55 AM ET

A Mississippi prosecutor says he intends to seek charges against a former teacher who was recorded on video dragging a student by the hair.

Washington County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson said Wednesday he hasn't decided on what charges to bring against Linda Winters-Johnson.

The Greenville school district fired Winters-Johnson after the video was posted to Facebook and received millions of views.

Before Winters-Johnson could be arrested, a judge must find probable cause that she committed a crime. That additional step is required under Mississippi law before the arrest of teachers, police officers and some other officials for on-the-job crimes.

It's not clear whether Winters-Johnson has an attorney.


http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/charges-teacher-dragged-student-video-43268733

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