If a six year old moves his arm in a lobbing motion on the playground, he gets arrested and expelled from school. But if a teacher tapes her student’s mouth’s closed – no problem.
A teacher taped up the mouths of her entire class of seven-year-olds to curtail their unruly behaviour, it has emerged, after the mother of one of the children made a complaint to police.
Parents were shocked to learn about the incident, which occurred at the Fulton Academy in Aurora, Colorado on Thursday.
All 28 pupils in the seventh-grade class had a strip of adhesive tape attached to their lips to keep them quiet, said Tenisha Bynes, whose daughter was left in tears by what had happened.
Police have investigated the incident, but will take no further action after concluding that no crime took place.
“The incident did not meet the elements of any municipal violation or state statute,” Aurora police said in a statement.