A teacher has been sacked and faces criminal charges after dragging a nine-year-old autistic boy along a school corridor by his wrist.
Young Alan Nelson was yanked past his classmates who were lining the corridor by teacher Trina Abrams, police say.
His shocked mother immediately removed the young boy from the school in Kentucky, USA.
Mum Angel Nelson told reporters that Alan had been diagnosed with autism, depression, anxiety, ADHD and PTSD.
David Boarman with Kentucky State Police Post 14 added that Abrams had been charged with assault in the 4th degree, victim under 12-years-old.