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Teacher pleads not guilty for dragging student across the floor

GREENVILLE, Miss.- Linda Winters-Johnson has plead not guilty for charges pertaining to the alleged abuse of a student at Greenville High School, where she was formerly employed. 

Winters-Johnson made her plea on Tuesday in Washington County Court, according to local media.

Her trial date was not immediately set for the misdemeanor criminal charge.

A video surfaced in September that appeared to show Winters-Johnson dragging a special education student by her hair across the gymnasium floor at the school. She was fired two weeks later and recently the Mississippi Department of Education suspended her license for 12 years.

She has told the MDE board during the hearing that she is “an imperfect human who has made a grave mistake.”

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