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Posted on: April 11, 2017

4/11/2017 - Former Special Education Teacher Indicted for Assaulting Student

San Antonio, Texas, April 11, 2017: A Bexar County Grand Jury has indicted Rosemary Diaz, age 59, for two cases of Injury to a Child or Disabled Individual.

The charges stem from two separate incidents on February 1st and 2nd, 2017, where Diaz, a former special education teacher at Indian Creek Elementary, assaulted a 5-year-old autistic child. The assault, which was captured on video, shows Diaz repeatedly striking and pushing the child.

“Our children are precious and we must protect them,” said District Attorney Nico LaHood. “Special needs children are in a category of their own. They are truly the most vulnerable sector of our society. They often cannot defend or speak for themselves and anyone who harms them will be held accountable by our Office.”

Injury to a Child or Disabled Individual is a third degree felony, punishable by 2-10 years in prison and up to a $10,000.00 fine. The District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Unit will be prosecuting the case against Diaz. Diaz is currently awaiting trial out of the 187th District Court.

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