Deputies Arrest Teacher For Physically Harming Students
By Space Coast Daily // 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.
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.