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Teacher put duct tape over 5th-graders’ mouths, school officials say

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Killeen Independent School District spokesman Terry Abbott said in a statement on Thursday afternoon that three other students also put duct tape over their own mouths as a result of the teacher’s actions.

“As soon as school leaders learned of this incident, all 13 students were taken to the school nurse for observation and any treatment necessary,” Abbott said. “All 13 students are well and continued with their classes afterwards.”

Authorities notified Child Protective Services of the incident so it can pursue further investigation.

“The substitute teacher was immediately removed from the classroom and barred from the campus as a result of this outrageous and unconscionable behavior,” the district said. 

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