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Teacher accused of taping child's mouth

2011-01-22 13:00

Texas - Officials say a San Antonio elementary school teacher is on leave after being accused of putting transparent tape over a first-grader's mouth.

Danny Kelly says his daughter was afraid to tell him about what happened the day before winter break.

But he says her classmates at Schertz Elementary told their parents, who called the principal.

District spokesperson Rebecca Villarreal says officials put the teacher on administrative leave as soon as the taping was reported. An investigation is ongoing.

Villarreal says the district takes "all incidents like this very seriously".

Comments
  • Jonathan - 2011-01-22 13:22

    I feel sorry for any teacher with the youth of today

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-01-22 13:32

    I would probably do the same thing.

      Jenna - 2011-01-22 14:16

      I wouldn't do the same, tape doesn't work. It is best to use super glue or a stapler.

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-01-22 13:36

    Obviously not a good teacher and sadly short of skills! Whilst kids can be obnoxious, they respond to good teaching and certainly do not need this kind of stupidity from their teachers

      RGL - 2011-01-22 13:45

      Ever tried teaching ?

      Jenna - 2011-01-22 14:11

      Judith tell us about your good teaching skills.

  • gobetween - 2011-01-22 13:48

    Some children are undisciplined and uncontrollable. I sometimes feel I could do the same when I see little hooligans. If the teacher is competent I hope he/she can return to work soon.

  • Madelane - 2011-01-22 14:00

    Perhaps it is time that parents teach their children to have some respect for others.....smart mouth back chatting children should be put firmly in their place!!!!

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-01-22 14:03

    Another trivial incident making the news!

  • BugsyJamesy - 2011-01-22 14:27

    Now what was she supposed to do?, hit the little fucker with a Baseball Bat, the school system can be so cruel.

  • Cheryl - 2011-01-22 14:29

    I was in Grade 2 forgot my swimming costume and made to swim in a nappy. How humilating is that

  • DJ - 2011-01-22 14:48

    Come to Thailand and see it happen regularly!!!!!!!! Thai teachers do it almost every day - foreign teachers are not allowed to TOUCH them nevermind punish them

  • Chop tjop - 2011-01-22 15:10

    Wow, do journos get paid for reporting on such insignificant shit?

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