Greenville School District Superintendent Leeson Taylor appeared before the school board Nov. 29. Credit: Greenville Public School District

Greenville School District superintendent Leeson Taylor has been fired by the district’s school board, according to the Associated Press.

The decision came after a video surfaced of then-Greenville High School teacher Linda Winters Johnson dragging a special needs student by the hair across the school’s gym floor; Johnson was subsequently terminated.

Before Taylor’s official termination, the school board placed him on administrative leave while the issue was being investigated.

At the time, school board members questioned whether Taylor reported the incident in the time required by law and in accordance with state education department policy.

Winters Johnson was indicted for abuse of a vulnerable person, which carries upon conviction a penalty of one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.


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