Lawsuit: Upstate teacher dragged, pushed autistic child

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HONEA PATH, S.C. (AP) – A teacher and a teaching assistant at a South Carolina school are accused of dragging an autistic student down a hallway and shoving his head.

The Anderson Independent-Mail reports the student’s parent is suing the Honea Path Elementary School workers, principal and others for not notifying them or law enforcement of the April 2018 confrontation.

The lawsuit says the child became overstimulated at a school play area when he was dragged and shoved. It says he was bruised and mentally injured.

The parent’s attorney, David Standeffer, says there is video of the child being dragged and pushed. The newspaper says the video isn’t public and defendants directed questions to the school district, which says it can’t comment on pending litigation. Its website says all defendants are still employed.

Read the full lawsuit below:

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