A former staff member of the Campagna Academy has been charged with kicking an injured disabled child.
Ashley M. Spann, 32, was charged Tuesday with two-time battery use, a level 5 felony.
A warrant for his arrest was issued on Tuesday and he was ordered to hold a $2,000 cash bond.
Court records show that Spann quit his job shortly after the incident.
The 11-year-old told authorities on Dec. 2 that he walked out of the living unit because Span tried to “make fun of him.”
As he attempted to sit on the couch in the common area, which was not allowed, Spann grabbed the ice pack he had been using for his injured right ankle.
According to the affidavit, it angered him and when he tried to get it back, Soan replied: “I beat this kid’s (expletive) so I’m getting fired today”.
Spann allegedly pushed him back onto the couch. The boy turned to face her, but missed. Span turned back at him. The boy threw part of her chair leg at her as she walked away, but she missed.
Supan walked back, said “something,” and kicked his injured ankle, the charges allege.
The incident was caught on camera.
According to court records, the child was a state ward. Records show that he studied at the kindergarten level and had an IQ of 67, reactive attachment disorder, and fetal alcohol syndrome.
During the investigation, police were unable to reach Spann by phone.