Two teachers in New Mexico are facing child abuse charges after the school released a video showing them dragging a blind 6-year-old boy down a hall by his legs.
The teacher told cops that the special needs child at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe refused to go to another classroom, so she dragged him there, local TV station KOB reported.
In the video, one woman can be seen towing the little boy by the ankles as he lays on his back. A second teacher joins in, while a third walks with the other two, watching the troubling incident.
Santa Fe Police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns told KOB the teacher has worked with the boy for a long time and that the two had a good relationship.
"We don't believe the teacher was intentionally trying to hurt the child, but our problem is the blatant neglect for his safety," Dobyns said.
"The boy's parents like this teacher,” she said.
The boy wasn't hurt in the incident. The two teachers are facing child abuse charges.
The boy complained that his head hurt after the dragging, but otherwise wasn’t seriously injuried, the station reported.
The two teachers who dragged the boy would face child abuse charges, while the third teacher could face punishment for not reporting the incident.
The Santa Fe district attorney was reviewing the case, KOB reported.