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Wildwood teacher arrested; accused of pulling hair and ears of student

A Wildwood Elementary School teacher has been arrested after allegedly abusing a special needs student.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office began looking into physical abuse allegations against Sherri Evans Robinson, 55, earlier this week. While interviewing witnesses, officers learned Robinson would allegedly pull the hair and ears of a special needs student as a way to gain compliance, even though she knew it caused the student pain, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office. Robinson is accused of doing this whenever a student “acted out.”

Robinson was charged with cruelty toward child-abuse without great bodily harmed, and was transported to the Sumter County Detention Center where she was later released on bond.

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office’s priority is protecting the victim and their identity, therefore no further information is being released at this time. If anyone has information about this case contact the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office or to remain anonymous contact Crimeline at 1-800- 423-TIPS (8477).