Deputies Arrest Teacher For Physically Harming Students

By  //  November 28, 2012

Two 4-Year-Old Victims

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A teacher at MILA Elementary School on Merritt island has been arrested on charges that she abused students in her classroom.

MILA Elementary teacher Alison Workman has been arrested and charged with two counts of felony child abuse for physically harming students in her classroom. (Image courtesy Brevard County Sheriff’s Department)

On Wednesday, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office arrested Alison Workman of 4030 Peppertree Street in Cocoa, 35, for physically abusing two students while employed as an exceptional education teacher at MILA Elementary.

Brevard County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt,. Tod Goodyear said an  investigation was launched earlier this month when the Department of Children and Families received information that Workman was maliciously punishing some of her students.

Workman turned herself in to agents after an arrest warrant was issued charging her with two counts of felony child abuse.

The 4-year-old victims in the case were students in a special needs VPK class at MILA Elementary.

Goodyear said that in each case the children were physically handled in a manner that was inappropriate to control or discipline a child of their age.

The abuse centered on Workman “yanking” and “grabbing” the children in such a manner that discernible marks and scratches were left behind.

Upon learning of the allegations, Workman was placed on administrative leave from the school.

She is currently being held at the Brevard County Jail Complex with a bond of $2,000.