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Not guilty plea entered for teacher charged with misdemeanor assault

Surveillance video shows teacher Ashley Silas dragging the first-grader across the floor. (Source: Bullitt County Public Schools) Surveillance video shows teacher Ashley Silas dragging the first-grader across the floor. (Source: Bullitt County Public Schools)

BULLITT COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - The case of a Bullitt County teacher charged with misdemeanor assault after a camera showed her dragging a 6-year-old student by the arm went to court Monday. 

A lawyer entered a not guilty plea for Ashley Silas.

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Bullitt County Public Schools superintendent fired Silas, but a review panel decided to suspend her without pay.

Silas' attorney, Brian Butler, said not only is Silas innocent, but she should have never been charged with a crime.

The fourth degree assault charge is a misdemeanor and it's highly unlikely the teacher would serve any time, even if she's found guilty.

The judge ordered the prosecutor to provide discovery in 30 days. The case is scheduled to return to court on April 28.

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