According to police and jail records, Alioth is accused of forcing a special needsstudent to stand in a corner for more than seven hours, depriving the boy of adequate food and playing rap music with offensive lyrics. The teacher also is alleged to have forced another handicapped student to get into a yoga position as a punishment, and covered the head of a third student in a wheelchair with a sheet because she was loud.
Evans said Alioth has been with the district for about 13 years. She was unaware of any other complaints about the teacher. School officials would not reveal who tipped administrators off about the alleged abuse.
This is the second case this month of abuse allegations against a Fulton special education teacher. Several lawsuits have been filed against the district due to allegations in two separate cases.
Last week, the parents of a former Fulton County Schools student filed a $10.5 million lawsuit claiming that their disabled son was abused by two of his teachers.
Ronald and Arthalia Hatcher of Roswell say their son faced numerous acts of abuse while attending Hopewell Middle School and Roswell High. Their son, Aaron Hatcher, who died about a year ago at age 18, suffered from muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. He could not talk or walk on his own. The Hatchers say one teacher dumped their child out of his wheelchair and another allegedly forced the boy to wear a makeshift neck brace so he could look her in the eyes.
Evans said school officials investigated the complaints last year when the incident was reported and did not find any wrongdoing.
In another special education abuse case at Hopewell Middle last month, Fulton Schools was ordered to pay for the private education of a student who was allegedly abused by a special education teacher.
Evans said the district will begin training for special education teachers this month.