SC special needs teacher accused of grabbing boy

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina special needs teacher has been charged with grabbing a student by the neck and shoving him.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Wednesday that 59-year-old Rosemary Mills of Summerville is charged with illegal conduct toward a child. She was released on $10,000 bond Tuesday.

Authorities say a parent at Williams Memorial Elementary School in St. George saw Mills grab a 10-year-old boy by the neck and shove him into a chair and later toward a wall on Oct. 14. The parent reported the attack to school officials.

Mills has been put on administrative leave. Her husband, Lewis Mills, told The Associated Press he's confident his wife will be cleared of the charge if all of the facts are considered.

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