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Halifax County teacher's aide charged with assaulting disabled student

Posted December 5, 2012

— A Halifax County teacher’s aide was arrested after investigators said she assaulted a disabled student, authorities said Wednesday.

Dozine Williams Jones, 54, of Enfield, is charged with assault in connection with the June incident at Northwest Halifax High School. Halifax County Sheriff’s Detective Joseph Sealey said staff at the student’s group home noticed bruising on the student’s leg and called authorities.

A spokesman with Halifax County schools said Jones was suspended when the allegation was made in June and fired in October.

Jones was held on a $1,000 bond and has a court appearance set for Jan. 23.

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  • Pirate01 Dec 5, 5:39 p.m.

    This is a really good connection with one of the other articles from today. Was she having to restrain this special needs student? Would it not be possible for a disabled student to injure him/herself. If you give the feds complete control over how a kid is "restrained" once you deviate the least little bit you will go to jail. They somehow think you can follow a protocol when a kid is beating you or someone else. I do not know if she did something wrong or not, but people in the schools are going to start not wanting to deal with anyone who at some point they may have to restrain.

  • Scubagirl Dec 5, 5:38 p.m.

    Well I'm sure the school did their investigation and from June to October is enough time to find the truth, and she was fired so I'm leaning toward guilty here.

  • carrboroyouth Dec 5, 5:22 p.m.

    Innocent until proven guilty