The photo was taken by a Youngstown City Schools teacher working in administration.
The teacher and the student pictured in the photograph have not been identified.
While the woman in question was fired and Child Protective Services was alerted, a police report was not filed, according to the Youngstown Vindicator.
We apologized to the parents, as well as to the community." "We took action immediately. "We took this matter very seriously," Shorokey told CNN.
She was employed by the Alta Care Group, a non-profit company that services early education programs. The woman was reportedly a teacher who worked with young children at a Youngstown, Ohio school in the Mahoning County Head Start program.
The photo, published by CNN, shows a woman walking down an empty hallway, dragging a young student by the arm while their other limbs appear limp.
"I want to make sure it is clear that the individual who was terminated does not reflect the values of the dedicated and skilled professionals at Alta Head Start," Alta’s CEO Joe Shorokey said in a statement to CNN. "These fine teachers and aides should not be unfairly portrayed as anything less because of the person who was terminated."
An Ohio teacher was fired earlier this week after she was photographed dragging a young student by the arm down a school hallway.
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