ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — An Ardmore school teacher has been accused of physically and verbally abusing one of her first-grade students.

Susan Marie Hartman, 62, was arrested Tuesday and charged with child abuse by injury after the March 27 incident at Charles Evans Elementary School.

A police statement said Hartman was walking her class to lunch when she began scolding a developmentally disabled student, "clapping in his face." According to the narrative, Hartman "grabbed his left wrist and jerked him aggressively out of the line."

An unnamed school official questioned about the incident told investigators that she "absolutely believes [the student] was in pain when Susan jerked him around."

The entire incident was recorded by surveillance cameras.

The district attorney's office reviewed the evidence and decided to press charges.

Hartman was released on bond and is on administrative leave from her teaching position. Police said the Ardmore City Schools superintendent is considering possible termination.

Ardmore City Schools Superintendent Jill Day issued a statement to KTEN, “As the investigation regarding the actions of one of our teachers and their interaction with a student is ongoing, we are fully cooperating with authorities to ensure a thorough and fair examination of the situation. The safety and well-being of our students remain our top priority, and we will take appropriate action based on the findings of the investigation”.