(WSAZ) — The Greenup County School District released a statement Monday about an elementary school teacher caught on video dragging an autistic student down the hallway.

In the video, a teacher at Wurtland Elementary School is seen dragging a 9-year-old boy by what appears to be his wrists. At one point, it appears the teacher tries to get the child to walk on his own, but he remains limp and she goes right back to dragging him around the corners of the school.

“My son deserves justice,” the boy’s mother, Angel Nelson, wrote on Facebook. “The fact that my son is not able to fully verbalize what he went through means that we must fight that much harder for all kids, but especially the kids who cannot speak for themselves.”

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