A judge is considering a verdict after the trial of a
western Nebraska school superintendent accused of assaulting a student.
Judge Randin Roland heard testimony Wednesday about Garden County Schools Superintendent Paula Sissel. A video of the Nov. 13 incident shows Sissel pulling the 8 year old girl down a hallway before the girl’s placed in what was referred to
as a “chill out room.”
Sissel said she was trying to protect a physical
therapist who was trying to deal with the developmentally disabled girl’s outburst.
The girl’s mother says the girl is possibly autistic and functions at the level of a 3- or 4-year-old child.
A ruling is expected within two weeks.