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.