Charges likely for teacher who dragged student on video

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Posted: Nov 03, 2016 5:55 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi prosecutor says he intends to seek charges against a former teacher who was recorded on video dragging a student by the hair.

Washington County District Attorney Dewayne Richardson said Wednesday he hasn't decided on what charges to bring against Linda Winters-Johnson.

The Greenville school district fired Winters-Johnson after the video was posted to Facebook and received millions of views.

Before Winters-Johnson could be arrested, a judge must find probable cause that she committed a crime. That additional step is required under Mississippi law before the arrest of teachers, police officers and some other officials for on-the-job crimes.

It's not clear whether Winters-Johnson has an attorney.