A school teacher in Ohio was fired this week over a picture of her dragging a preschooler down a school hallway.
The teacher, who has not been named, worked with Youngstown tots as an Alta Care Group employee, WKBN reported.
“We’ve been interviewing people and investigating and trying to find out what happened and that…it’s still in its infancy,” Youngstown City School District spokeswoman Denise Dick told WKBN. “They are still talking to people. We haven’t talked to everyone that we want to talk to yet.”
The school district learned of the incident Monday night.
Alta Care Group provides Head Start programming to classrooms in Youngstown and Mahoning County, where the incident took place.
“The Youngstown City School District presented the photo to us,” Alta CEO Joe Shorokey told the Daily News.
He said a Alta Head Start teacher “mishandled” a student, and was “immediately terminated.”
“The behavior of that teacher was inexcusable and will never be tolerated,” he said in a statement Wednesday.
“I want to make sure it is clear that the individual who was terminated does not reflect the values of the dedicated and skilled professionals at Alta Head Start,” Shorokey said. “These fine teachers and aides should not be unfairly portrayed as anything less because of the person who was terminated.”
School officials are investigating the incident.