ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — Child abuse charges have been filed against Ardmore schoolteacher Betty Jo Planta-Lewis.

Planta-Lewis, 70, was arrested Tuesday at the Ardmore City Schools administration office.

Information issued by Carter County District Attorney Melissa Handke said Planta-Lewis is accused of "...willfully and maliciously injuring or torturing" a non-verbal and autistic five-year-old child in late March by:

"...jerking him by his jacket, pulling his hair, grabbing and yanking him up by his arm when he was laying down, and dragging him by his arm inflicting extreme mental cruelty while working in her official capacity as an Ardmore City Schools teacher..."

Planta-Lewis is also accused in a similar incident involving another five-year-old non-verbal and autistic student which took place in early April.

Betty Jo Planta-Lewis faces two counts of child abuse.

If convicted, Planta-Lewis is facing a jail term of up to one year and a fine up to $5,000. She was released Tuesday after being booked.

Another Ardmore schoolteacher was arrested and charged with child abuse in April after an incident involving a first-grader.