ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A substitute teacher in Elizabeth, N.J. is accused of putting duct tape on children’s mouths to keep them quiet in class.
Letisha Coleman told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith her daughter was in the third grade class last Thursday at Winfield Scott School No. 2.
“She said that the teacher wanted them to be quiet and they wouldn’t be quiet so she started duct taping, putting tape on the kids mouths,” Coleman said.
A parent notified the regular teacher over the weekend and an investigation was launched first thing Monday.
A police lieutenant said a 9-year-old girl initially made the complaint to her father.