Former Bridgeport Principal Caught Dragging Students May Lose License

A former Bridgeport school principal caught on camera dragging students through the halls may lose her teaching certification.

Carmen Perez Dickson, who served as principal of the Tisdale School, was suspended for six months when the video surfaced in November 2013.

Parents were outraged and wanted her fired. Perez Dickson later resigned.

The chief administrative officer for Bridgeport Public Schools said Perez Dickson dragged two kindergarten students through the hallway on separate occasions in the spring of 2012.

The state Department of Education began hearings Wednesday on Perez Dickson’s bid for certification after her application was denied.

Her attorney previously said Perez Dickson’s actions were within Bridgeport Board of Education policy guidelines for use of reasonable force.

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