Sumner Schools Exonerated of Child Abuse

A special judge has ruled that a Sumner County teacher may have treated six special-needs children in a “rough and inappropriate’’ manner, but her actions did not rise to the level of abuse, and the school system is not responsible for what happened. The case, heard by Judge Jane Wheatcraft, alleged that the children had been subject to abuse by a teacher who used unconventional methods to achieve behavior modification. Wheatcraft was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to preside over the case after Sumner County Circuit Court Judge Buck Rogers recused himself citing his wife’s work at Hendersonville High School. The Tennessean has more on the story.