Ugh! This is awful!
A teacher and two aides at a Texas elementary school were caught disciplining special-needs fifth-graders by shoving vinegar soaked cotton balls into their mouth!
Yuck! Forget the vinegar, teachers have NO BUSINESS shoving ANYTHING in their student's mouths!
On top of the cotton ball torture, non-verbal autistic students were placed on a classroom treadmill and "forced to go faster or longer than they wanted."
Officials at the Katy Independent School District assured parents that the disciplinary methods were NOT "approved by any authorized district staff member" and continued:
"This isolated occurrence is very unfortunate and we want parents to know that there is no evidence that such techniques have been used in other classrooms or by other personnel. It saddens and deeply concerns the district that such techniques could have occurred."
It sounds like the guilty parties involved are going to get what they deserve because the local police performed a full investigation and will be handing over evidence to the district attorney!
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