Former Bridgeport Principal Caught Dragging Students Loses License

Carmen Perez Dickson allegedly dragged two kindergarten students through the hallway in 2012.

A former Bridgeport, Connecticut, school principal caught on camera dragging students through the halls will lose her license.

The state Board of Education declined to renew the professional educator certificate of Carmen Perez Dickson on Wednesday.

Perez Dickson, who served as principal of the Tisdale School, was suspended for six months when the video surfaced in November 2013.

Parents were outraged and wanted her fired. Perez Dickson later resigned.

The chief administrative officer for Bridgeport Public Schools said Perez Dickson dragged two kindergarten students through the hallway on separate occasions in the spring of 2012.

Her attorney previously said Perez Dickson’s actions were within Bridgeport Board of Education policy guidelines for use of reasonable force.

The attorney said Wednesday that Perez Dickson will appeal the board's decision.

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