A Trousdale County Elementary School teacher has been suspended and arrested after being charged with child abuse. 

According to Trousdale County Director of Schools Dr. Clint Satterfield, Carla Haynes, an eight-year veteran in the school system, forcibly grabbed a student’s ankle and dragged the child into the hallway Friday morning. 

Dr. Satterfield said the school’s SRO was watching the school’s security cameras at the time and saw the incident when it happened. He says the teacher was suspended immediately after the incident. 

The Director of Schools says the cameras were just installed this year, and while he regrets that it happened, he’s glad it was captured so it could be addressed immediately. 

“We apologize that this has happened, and this is not who we are as a school system,” says Dr. Satterfield.