LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A school district in Kentucky has released a video that shows a teacher and a nurse dragging an autistic student with a service dog through the halls of a middle school. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the teacher no longer works for Fayette County Public Schools, and the nurse is on paid leave pending an investigation. The boy's mother, Jo Grayson, says her son suffered cuts and bruises from the encounter at Tates Creek Middle School.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - More Kentucky high school students in the class of 2018 have met college readiness benchmarks as measured on the ACT. The Kentucky Department of Education announced Wednesday 57 percent of 2018 graduates met the benchmark in English compared with 56 percent in 2017. It said 44 percent met the benchmark in math compared with 42 percent the year before. For reading, 53 percent met the benchmark in reading compared with 51 percent the previous year.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Officials say they are investigating the death of a soldier in an off-duty shooting at a sprawling Army post on the Kentucky-Tennessee borderline. Fort Campbell officials say Spc. Brittney Niecol Silvers, of Jacksonville, Florida died in the shooting Sunday.
CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been sentenced to two years in jail. Boyd County prosecutor Rhonda Copley told The Daily Independent that a judge handed down the sentence last week for 53-year-old Michael Sammons, who pleaded guilty in August to using an electronic communications system to procure a minor.
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