LIVINGSTON, TX (KTRE) - A Livingston elementary school principal has now been indicted.
Ryan Young, former principal at Timber Creek Elementary, was indicted on May 18 for charges of injury to a child and child endangerment, according to the Polk County District Attorney's Office.
Assistant District Attorney Anthony Dodson said an anonymous report was filed with the Texas Department of Child Protective Services. A second anonymous report was submitted to Livingston Police Department.
According to an indictment for the injury to a child charge, Young allegedly caused bodily injury to a child by lifting him by his ankle and suspending him by his ankle upside down. The indictment also alleges he caused bodily injury to the child when he lifted him by his ankle, causing him to strike his head on the floor and when he lifted the child by the ankle and carried him upside down, causing the child's head to come in contact with his foot.
The indictment also alleges he injured the child by restraining him forcibly by clasping his arms behind his back.
A second indictment for the child endangerment charge alleges Young placed the child in imminent danger of death, bodily injury or physical or mental impairment by lifting, moving and suspending him by his ankle; by twisting or otherwise clasping his arms behind his back and by lifting him by his arms, wrist or hands while Young was restraining the child with his arms behind his back.
Dodson said Young tendered a resignation effective June 30 and that he has been placed on administrative leave.