Pursley then allegedly picked up the child by his legs, held him upside down and put him head-first into a trash can, according to police.
The boy was crying, screaming and yelling “stop” while Pursley held him, the arrest warrant states. She then set him down on the floor. The incident was witnessed by two paraprofessionals and the school’s after-school director. Other students in the classroom also witnessed Pursley’s actions, according to police.
The tribunal panel is expected to make a decision by Friday regarding Pursley’s dismissal, according to a spokeswoman with the Cobb school system.