- Associated Press - Thursday, January 15, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Court records indicate charges filed against a Cumberland County teacher accused of assaulting two autistic students have been dropped.

The Fayetteville Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1sDOv2L ) the records show charges against 57-year-old Doris Holloway were dropped on Jan. 6. No reason was given.

Holloway was charged in August with two counts of assault on a handicapped person. At the time, she taught kindergarten, first- and second-grade students at an elementary school.

Officers said the charges stemmed from surveillance videos recorded on May 7, 2014. The first shows a 7-year-old boy who was unable to speak being grabbed by his shirt, lifted off his feet and yanked into a classroom. The boy fell on a desk.

The second video shows a 9-year-old’s arm being twisted as he’s walked to a classroom.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer, https://www.fayobserver.com

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