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9-year-old girl says teacher taped her mouth shut in class

A 9-year-old girl says a substitute teacher at her elementary school taped her mouth shut in class. The incident allegedly occurred on May 28th at an elementary school in Elizabeth, N.J.

She told PIX11 that the class was playing a “quiet game” and she and her friends were talking. The substitute allegedly covered her mouth up to her nose with tape, along with a few other students.

“We kept talking too much. She got very frustrated then she called on me and four students to tape (our) mouths,” student Angelique Correa Henderson told PIX11 News.

Henderson said that “it hurt” and the third grader had trouble breathing. The girl said the teacher used “duct tape and some kind of clear tape,” but the school says the incident involved minimally adhesive hobby taped.

The school says they are investigating the case and the teacher has been suspended. The girl’s father says he’s considering pressing charges.

Read more: PIX11

4 comments

  • Joe

    Good. Should have more teachers like that. Teachers are in charge of the classroom. Not the kids.

    • MyTakeOnIt

      JOE! If this sis the same Joe I know, then wouldn't you say the union is in charge of the classroom?

  • MyTakeOnIt

    My take on this story's spin is that the teacher could use a slap on the wrist to not do stuff like that anymore. The kids were not bound and could still communicate through writing or pulling the tape off. Next thing you know, a teacher will get into trouble for putting antiseptic and a Band-Aid on a kid.
    Geez, there should be a step-by-step rulebook for every exact circumstance with kids and then you can nail adults when they don't follow the rules.

  • Joe

    What? Union? What does this have to do with Union?1 Teacher/ 25+ kids. If it's quiet time, then be quiet. I got paddled when I was in school and slapped if I broke the rules. My parents never thought of filing charges because I was a disruptive kid!

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