Former Alexander County Schools employee accused of spanking girl with disability

Former Alexander County Schools employee accused of spanking girl with disability

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — A 45-year-old woman was arrested and charged Thursday with assaulting and striking a girl with a disability, the Alexander County sheriff said in a news release.

Dottie Lynn Bailey, of the Wittenburg community, allegedly forcefully grabbed the girl’s arm and spanked her.

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Bailey was employed by Alexander County Schools, the sheriff said.

Bailey turned herself in at the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and was placed under a $5,000 secured bond.

She faces a misdemeanor charge of assault on a handicapped person.

Her first appearance court date is on Feb. 24.

A school district spokesperson said Bailey was employed at Hiddenite Elementary School and resigned in December 2019.

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