Counselor charged with strangling 9-year-old boy at North Carolina school
WGHP / Wilkes County
Katrina Bullock

via WGHP:

WILKES COUNTY, N.C. -- (WGHP) -- A Daymark Recovery Services counselor faces charges after allegedly strangling a 9-year-old boy at an elementary school, the Wilkes Journal-Patriot reports.

Katrina W. Bullock, 58, of Roaring River, was arrested Monday and charged with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor child abuse.

The charges stem from an incident that took place at about 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 28.

A warrant, obtained by the Journal-Patriot and dated Oct. 8, reports that Bullock created “substantial risk of physical injury ... by using unauthorized restraint technique on the child and slamming his body and legs to the walls and floor.”

The warrant also says the counselor scratched the boy's face and restricted his air flow by putting him in a headlock with her arm around his throat.

Bullock was a counselor at C.C. Wright Elementary School working for Daymark Recovery Services.

Teachers and another student were present at the time.

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