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State investigates why it never learned of student abuse

ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) - State education officials are investigating why they never learned of mistreatment of a special education student.

The Sun Herald reports that the Mississippi Department of Education is investigating incidents involving a Jackson County student in 2014 and 2015.

Videos show then-special education teacher Kerri Ann Nettles and then-bus driver Antioinette Jane Raymond abusing a 14-year-old St. Martin girl.

State rules require superintendents to report misconduct to the department within 10 days of learning about it.

Jackson County Superintendent Barry Amacker says he acted immediately, noting Nettles and Raymond were fired a day after the videos surfaced. Nettles pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor charges and Raymond is under indictment.

Amaker says records show the district informed the state about Nettles' actions. He says he has now sent an updated report.

Information from: The Sun Herald,

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