Ohio Teacher Fired for Dragging Preschooler Down Hallway

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More news of a serious breach of duty by those entrusted to care for our most vulnerable: An Ohio preschool teacher has been fired after a colleague snapped a photo of her dragging what looks to be an African-American tot down a hallway.

The unnamed teacher was an employee with Alta Head Start, a program that works with Youngstown City Schools and serves 845 students up to 5 years old, according to WKBN.


After the whistleblowing educator took the snap, she told the school’s administrators about the horrific breach of protocol. The school district promptly fired the woman, and the CEO of Alta Care Group said that the teacher’s behavior was inexcusable.

“These fine teachers and aides should not be unfairly portrayed as anything less because of the person who was terminated,”Joseph Shorokey said.

Alta Head Start issued an apology to the child’s parents and the larger community last week.

Read more at WKBN.

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