Wolfe County Schools employee fired after child abuse arrest

Brenda Stamper is accused of dragging a special needs student, causing injury. (Three Forks Regional Jail)
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CAMPTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Wolfe County Superintendent Kenny Bell said an employee is no longer working with the school district after she was arrested for dragging a disabled student across a playground.

Kentucky State Police arrested Brenda Stamper on Thursday and charged her with child abuse from an alleged incident in late August.

Troopers say Stamper intentionally pulled the disabled student by her hands across the playground when the student wouldn't return back to the classroom after recess.

Investigators say the student's buttocks was injured as a result of the dragging.

Bell said Stamper was employed as a special needs classroom teacher's aide at Campton Elementary School.

"The Wolfe County School system is saddened to hear of substantiated allegations which led to charges on an employee who was an instructional assistant in our school district," Bell said in a statement.

"The safety of our students is our top priority and the district has and will always fully cooperate with authorities during this or any investigation. The employee is no longer an employee of the Wolfe County School System."