School district forced to rehire teacher fired for dragging first-grader down the hall

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BROOKS, Kentucky – There are good teachers, and there are not not-so-good teachers. And then there are teachers you can’t really figure out.

Ashley Silas may be one of those. She’s a floating teacher in Brooks, Kentucky and that’s because she lost her job as a regular classroom teacher when she was caught on video dragging a six year-old boy down the hallway of their elementary school.

Silas says she was forced to drag the first-grader to the office because he had threatened another student. She, also, says the boy enjoyed sliding down the hall and being the center of attention.

His parents say he has ADHD and can’t take meds because of the side effects. But, they say they’re working with the school on his behavior.

The superintendent fired her, but she got her job back on appeal, with a seven-week unpaid suspension for conduct unbecoming a teacher. She’s now a floating teacher in the system, making more than $48,000 a year.

The school system’s attorney said they didn’t want her back, but they had no choice. He even went so far as to ask in what world is it okay to drag a child through the halls in front of other students and teachers.

Maybe the world of bad teachers?


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