Former principal says she did not drag autistic student – The Hour

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) – A former elementary school principal in Mississippi is denying an accusation that she dragged an autistic child down a hallway.The Daily Leader reports that Shelley Riley lost her job at Brookhaven Elementary School when the superintendent did not renew her contract in March. The accusation about dragging a student was the most serious issue cited in the job decision.During a contract hearing Tuesday, Riley testified she grabbed an autistic student’s backpack loop and guided him down a hallway toward school buses when she found him having a meltdown during a bad-weather dismissal on Jan. 6, 2017.

Source: Former principal says she did not drag autistic student – The Hour

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