A teacher at Forbush High in Yadkin county has been charged with assaulting a handicapped student and obstructing justice. The teacher has been suspended with pay.
Judy Ellison Wilburn, of Pfafftown, was arrested by the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office on Friday and charged with one misdemeanor count of assault on a handicapped person and one felony count of common law obstruction of justice.
Yadkin County deputies said the alleged incident happened Wednesday. Deputies also allege she deleted incriminating statements.
Wilburn might look familiar to some.
Martin said Wilburn has been an educator for more than 25 years. She joined the Yadkin County School System in 1998 and became a teacher in the Exception Children Department in 2009. Last year Wilburn spoke about her love of her job as a special needs educator in an interview on YouTube for the political organization Carolina Rising. Wilburn was also featured in a campaign ad praising Speaker Thom Tillis and Governor Pat McCrory for their work to improve the public schools of North Carolina.
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