Rachel Westman accused of dragging a 6-year-old girl from a school playground and over 35 feet of grass and concrete.

 

Teacher’s license revoked for dragging kindergartner over grass, cement photo
The state has permanently revoked the license of a West Palm Beach kindergarten teacher accused of dragging a 6-year-old girl from a school playground and over 35 feet of grass and concrete.
Rachel Westman, now 33, was working at Egret Lake Elementary when authorities said she pulled the girl from a playground tunnel by her arm. The girl was dragged over 20 feet of grass and another 15 feet of concrete, according to authorities. The girl’s pants and underwear were pulled down, exposing her backside.
Though the girl screamed that she was being hurt, Westman continued to pull her along, and the girl suffered third-degree burns and severe scrapes to her bottom, according to the complaint filed with the state.
Westman could not be reached for comment.
The teacher was arrested in April 2013 and faced charges of child abuse. In December, Westman plead guilty to the lesser charge of culpable negligence and was sentenced the one day in the county jail and one year of probation. She was ordered to complete 74 hours of community service.
Westman, who was hired by the Palm Beach County School District in 2008, also agreed to resign and have no contact with a Palm Beach County School while students were present.
Last month, the state’s Education Practices Commission ordered Westman’s Florida educator’s certificate be permanently revoked. She may not apply for another.

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