Duct Tape Incident Leads to Substitute Teacher's Firing

Instructor was a veteran in suburban school district

By Al Romero
|  Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012  |  Updated 1:54 PM CDT
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Duct Tape Incident Leads to Substitute Teacher's Firing

A 10-year-old at Graham Elementary School in Naperville told school officials a substitute teacher made him bind his wrists with duct tape.

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A suburban school district fired a substitute teacher after a student allegedly complained that the teacher made him bind his wrists with duct tape last week.

The teacher, who has not been identified, was a veteran of Indian Prairie School District 204, which includes the Graham Elementary School in Naperville, where the 10-year-old boy is a student.

"While a substitute teacher was in charge of a classroom, an elementary school student applied duct tape to his own wrists while seated at his desk and the substitute watched," a spokeswoman from the district was quoted in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The boy apparently went home and relayed the incident to a caregiver, who called police. However, the boy's parents did not pursue criminal charges, police said.

The substitute is now forbidden from working in any schools in the district.

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