RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Child abuse charges have been dismissed against a Rutherford County elementary school principal and teacher arrested late last year.
Helen Campbell, the principal at Walter Hill Elementary School, and Bonnie Marlar, a teacher at the school, were both charged in Nov. with misdeamenor child abuse. Rutherford County General Sessions Court confirmed those charges were dismissed Monday.
Arrest reports obtained by News 2 following the arrests had alleged the two women dragged a ten-year-old boy by his feet through Walter Hill Elementary. The child suffered injuries to his head as a result, the paperwork stated.
The incident was reportedly captured on surveillance video, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office revealed.
At the time of their arrests, Campbell and Marlar were suspended, pending the outcome of the investigation. In a statement released to News 2 on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District said the two “remain on suspension pending the resolution of investigations by law enforcement, the Department of Children Services and the school district.”