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Teacher back to work after dragging student down hall

A Kentucky teacher is back on the job after being fired in November for dragging a first-grade student 160 feet down an elementary school hallway.

A final order of a three-member tribunal said Ashley Silas did not deserve to lose her job despite her “shocking and offensive to virtually everyone” response, reports WDRB.

The student was known as being serially disruptive, according to the panel.

In the Oct. 29 video, Silas is seen escorting the student to the front office when the student drops to the floor. Silas then drags the student down the hall holding her smartphone.

Silas acknowledged at the panel she could have handled the situation better and said she “looks forward to moving forward with her career in Bullitt County,” her attorney said.

“Teachers should have due process, but there has to be a better way,” Eric Farris, the district’s attorney said. “The law needs to be changed.”

Silas was ordered to be paired with another teacher for “weekly monitoring sessions,” WDRB reports.

Silas has been with the district for five years.

Contact Kristen DeSilva at kdesilva@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3895. Find her on Twitter: @kristendesilva

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