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Pre-K teacher accused of dragging 4-year-old girl down hall by her ankles

A Tennessee teacher is facing criminal charges following allegations that she dragged a preschool student into a classroom by her ankles.

WTVF reported that a school resource officer witnessed Friday’s alleged assault involving a student and Pre-K teacher Carla Haynes. The officer reportedly spotted the incident unfold on surveillance cameras and reported it to the assistant principal, who escalated the issue.

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WZTV reports that the victim is a 4-year-old girl who Haynes was said to have carried around the corner of her classroom and forced into a kneeling position. Haynes then allegedly pushed the girl onto her back and dragged her 15 feet down the hall while holding her feet.

The assistant principal reportedly contacted the superintendent, who suspended Haynes the same day. The Trousdale County Elementary School teacher is suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the school district’s investigation, according to WTVF.

Charged with child abuse, Haynes is currently free on $5,000 bond.

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[Featured image: Carla Haynes/Trousdale County police]