Friday, July 20, 2012

Teacher accused of attacking autistic student, threatens to cut out tongue - Orlando liberal | Examiner.com

Teacher accused of attacking autistic student, threatens to cut out tongue - Orlando liberal | Examiner.com

A Central Florida teacher has been accused of attacking an autistic student and threatening other children with scissors.

According to WFTV, investigators looked into the situation at Narcoossee Elementary School in St. Cloud, FL. The alleged attack occurred when the teacher, Pranee Andrus, grabbed five-year old, Phoenix Hanson by the legs and pulled him out from under a desk, dragging him across the floor. The boy's father, Craig Hanson, described the situation.

"He tried to get away from her and he ran to a corner. Not sure, under a desk, and she went and drug him out by his leg, which caused him to get rug burn on his elbow."

The teacher also asked the boy's fellow classmates for support in attacking him, asking the students, "should I hit him?" Since Phoenix has autism, he is unable to communicate at times and needs special attention. Phoenix isn't the only child that Andros has been accused of abusing, she has also been know to take out sharp scissors and threaten to cut out her student's tongues if they didn't behave.

More @ http://www.examiner.com/article/teacher-accused-of-attacking-autistic-student-threatens-to-cut-out-tongue


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