Monroe Teacher On Leave After Reports Of Duct-Taping Student To Chair During Band Practice

MONROE (WWJ/AP) – A high school teacher in Monroe is on paid leave as district officials investigate a report that a band student’s ankles were duct-taped to a chair to help with her posture.

The Jefferson Schools Superintendent told the Monroe News that he received a complaint this week against the teacher for “reported corrective measures in the classroom.”

He says in a statement that the teacher has been told not to have contact with students or come onto school district property.

Several students are petitioning the school to allow the teacher to come back for the band’s trip to Florida next month.

 

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