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.”

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

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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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