Boy with special needs hung by belt as punishment, grandmother says

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CONYERS, Ga. — A Georgia woman says her grandson’s teacher made him hang by his belt from the top of a chalkboard as punishment.

Tracy Davis tells WSB-TV that on Thursday, the principal at Shoal Creek Elementary School in Conyers found her 5-year-old grandson — who has special needs — hanging from a chalkboard. The principal said the boy was screaming and in distress.

Davis says the state Division of Family and Children Services interviewed the boy and learned this wasn’t the first time the teacher had done this. She says the school told her it’s disciplining two teachers and a paraprofessional because of the incident.

Rockdale County Public Schools tells the news station in a statement that the district “takes all matters of this kind very seriously and is currently conducting a full investigation.”