Substitute Teacher Tapes Students’ Mouths Shut
It was “quiet time” and the sub was going to make sure things stayed quiet.
The teacher was working at the Winfield Scott Elementary School in Elizabeth and placed decorative tape over the mouths of five students during a “quiet game” after lunch, according to parents and officials.
One of the students, Angelique Correa Henderson, said she felt “pressured and scared” as the teacher taped her mouth “because we were jabbering too much.”
“My heart kept on beating fast,” she said.
Angelique’s father, Munford Henderson, is outraged.
“I don’t understand what she was thinking,” he said. “We’re talking about kids. You’re sworn to protect and teach, not to hurt them and put them in fear.”
The teacher has been taken off the sub list.