Video: School principal drags uncooperative kindergartners along floor


by Howard Portnoy

A video that was made public this week shows surveillance footage of an elementary school principal dragging two young children along the floor like sacks of potatoes. The video, provided to NBC Connecticut by the mothers of the children involved (h/t Barracuda Brigade), plainly shows Principal Carmen Perez Dickson dragging two recalcitrant kindergartners through the hallways of Tisdale School in Bridgeport.

According to Sandra Kase, chief administrative officer for Bridgeport Schools, the incidents took place in the spring of 2012. The Board of Education investigated the matter and in October 2013 voted to suspend Dickson for six months, rather than to fire her, as Kase had recommended. Said Kase:

The Board did not exactly agree with us, so the action that was taken was not what we recommended. If I saw the same evidence and saw the same video today, we’d support the same recommendation we made at the time.

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