TIFTON, Ga. (AP) - Police have arrested a Georgia teacher after surveillance video appears to show her knocking a special needs student to the floor in a school hallway.
Amelia Stripling, 71, turned herself in to police Friday afternoon. The incident occurred at the Tift County Pre-K Center in Tifton on March 17.
The child's mother, Sarah Patterson said that the teacher thrust her knee into the little boy's back, causing him to fall forward near a classroom door.
Tift County school officials said the boy was not hurt. Schools spokeswoman Stacey Beckham said Stripling, a teacher for 22 years, resigned the next day. She said an eyewitness said it appeared she intentionally pushed the child.