UPDATE: Surveillance video captures ex-CCSD worker dragging special needs student

UPDATE ON NOV. 15: Police released the arrest report of Theodore Levrich, which described footage from a surveillance camera that captured the incident.

According to the report, Levrich was putting a shoe on one of a male student while the student was sitting in the chair. When the student tried to get up, Levrich pushed the student back into the chair. Doing so caused the student to hit his right side and back against a nearby table.

Levrich then placed his hand on the student's head, pushed it down toward the table, and held it there for a few seconds while saying something to the student.

The student got up to walk to the back of the room, and Levrich followed. He grabbed the student's left arm while the student struggled to get away. When Levrich let go, the student fell to the floor. They continued to struggle behind a counter which blocked the view of a surveillance camera.

Afterwards, Levrich led the student back to the center of the room by holding onto his hand. That's when they came across a second student who was lying on the floor.

Levrich grabbed the student on the floor by her left arm, violently pulled her off the ground, and swung her about two feet in front of him. He then pulled her by the arm again and let go, causing her to fall to the ground.

At this point, the male student ended up on the ground, so Levrich tried to pull him up. The student attempted to kick Levrich, so he grabbed the student by the leg and pulled him in. 

When the student finally got off the ground, Levrich pushed him in the back with both hands. The student stumbled and appeared to fall off camera.

Levrich was then seen dragging the student on the ground for several feet until they were out of the room.

In an interview with police, Levrich claimed that the male student had a violent history. But police said that neither student involved in this case exhibited any behavior that warranted the response from Levrich.

Levrich is currently facing two felony charges of Child Abuse.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Clark County School District Police Department has arrested a former CCSD employee, 61-year-old Theodore Levrich, and charged him with two counts of felony child abuse for an incident that took place at Doris French Elementary School on Apr. 21.

Levrich, who was a special programs teacher's assistant, allegedly pushed one student and dragged another student across the floor. CCSD police detectives completed their investigation in June and submitted the case to the Clark County District Attorney's Office.

Levrich was hired by CCSD on Jan. 30, 2017 and was terminated on April 25, 2017.

Levrich was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

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