CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK)—A former teacher accused of abusing a special needs child at Holz Elementary has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

In late May, 67-year-old Nancy Boggs of Charleston, pleaded guilty to 10 counts of battery. These charges include Boggs hitting a student with a cabinet door, pulling a student by the hair, slapping a student on the face, slapping a student on the shoulder, driving a student’s head into a desk, and jerking a chair out from under a student.

Boggs was arrested in connection to a criminal investigation stemming from a case of alleged abuse reported from Holz Elementary last September. In mid-November 2021, the parents of a special needs student at Holz Elementary filed a lawsuit against Boggs and Kanawha County Board of Education stemming from the alleged abuse.

Boggs was charged with 23 counts of battery and one count of verbal abuse of a noncommunicative child, police say.

Boggs was released on bond on Nov. 23, 2021 and she was restricted to home confinement pending her trial. In March, her trial was continued to June 27 so that Boggs could have a medical evaluation.