Support Salvation Army Wildfire Relief

Substitute teacher accused of dragging elementary student across carpet

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

PHOENIX, Aiz. — A substitute teacher at Paseo Hills Elementary in the Deer Valley District has been accused of dragging a child across the carpet.

The school says that substitute “was relieved of today’s classroom duties” after he tried to “remove a student using non-district-approved measures.”

The teacher allegedly dragged the third grade student across the carpet.

The student reportedly suffered a minor rug burn.

A letter to parents from the school principal reads, in part:

“The substitute teacher attempted to remove a child from the classroom using a method that is not approved by the Deer Valley Unified School District, which resulted in a rug burn to the child’s leg.

When administration became aware of the situation the substitute teacher was immediately relieved of duty and authorities were notified. Appropriate action will be taken pending the results of the investigation.

We will have additional support available in your student’s classroom tomorrow morning, as they begin their normal routine. We will continue to work toward creating a safe, orderly, and caring environment for your child.”

Source: KPHO