A Houston teacher has been charged with dragging a 5-year-old girl across the floor, according to a report.

An elementary school teacher in Houston, Texas, was charged with child injury after allegedly dragging a 5-year-old girl across the ground for failing to throw away a fork.

According to ABC13, Jenny Alicia Dominguez, 44, of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), was seen on surveillance video grabbing 5-year-old Fany Castro and dragging her by the hair.

According to court documents, the incident at Katherine Smith Elementary School was allegedly started when Castro refused to throw a fork in the garbage.

The witness claimed Dominguez’s behavior was “irrational” and “out of control,” and that the dual language teacher told the young girl, “No seas chiflada,” which translates as “Don’t be a brat.”

According to investigators, Dominguez grabbed the girl by the arm and hair, knocking her off balance before dragging her to the trash can.

“I was enraged at the teacher and the school district,” Castro’s mother, Patricia Saldana, told the local outlet.

Saldana stated that the incident left the girl with a small cut and swollen arm, but that her daughter also suffered emotional wounds.

“She isn’t at ease. She attempts to flee the school. “She just doesn’t seem to be,” she explained. “She looked forward to going to school every day.”

In addition, Saldana claimed that the teacher bullied her in other ways.

“My daughter stopped eating because she said her teacher called her fat and she didn’t need to eat,” the mother added.

“HISD takes these situations very seriously,” an HISD spokesperson said in a statement. “The safety and well-being of our students is always our absolute top priority.” “The ISD PD was notified of a misconduct allegation, and the educator was immediately reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation.” HISD will not provide any additional information due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act and the ongoing investigation.”

According to the local outlet, Dominguez was charged with felony child injury but had not yet been arrested or taken into custody as of Friday.

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