Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Former teacher accused of locking 5-year-old autistic boy in closet

GREER, S.C. -- Parents in South Carolina are suing a school district after they say a former special education teacher locked their five-year-old autistic son in a supply closet, CBS affiliate WSPA reports.
The alleged incident happened in March 2014 at Woodland Elementary in Greer. 
Police say the special education teacher, Donna Hughes, locked the boy in the closet with no lights for 30 minutes as a form of punishment, causing the child to become "visibly scared and upset." 
Warrants also say that Hughes dragged the child across the room on his knees, injuring him.   More