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

Angelo Anderson
October 22, 2017

An elementary school substitute teacher in Texas was removed from the classroom after placing duct tape over the mouths of at least 10 students, according to a statement released Thursday by school officials and obtained by CBS News.

Carmello Brooks, a fifth grader at the school, was one of the students affected, according to the Killeen Daily Herald.

"The leadership of Maxdale Elementary School and the Killeen Independent School District are deeply saddened by this event", the school district's statement said.

A substitute teacher in Texas was banned from an elementary school after she reportedly put duct tape over the mouths of some students.


All 13 students were taken to the school nurse following the incident, and finished out the remainder of the school day, the school district's spokesperson said.

The student said, via his mother, that the unidentified teacher put duct tape on his mouth a second time, after he had initially removed it.

The school then notified Child Protective Services and says it will work with authorities to support any additional investigations. Google images.Maxdale Elementary School substitute teacher: How did the teacher come to be placed at the school? Or what for that matter informed the sub teacher they had the right to exact their particular brand of 'discipline'? .

Abbott said school officials still don't know why the teacher did it.

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