By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Special needs children / students need to have proper supervision and patience from teachers in Indiana and other States. In Lafayette, Indiana, a special need middle school teacher was fired by the school board for duct taping a student’s mouth shut. This truly is no way to discipline a child or make a point. It is corporal punishment – plain and simple. Pamela Dahnke, the middle school teacher, was a health and nutrition teacher. One would think that she would realize the psychological and social ramifications of such acts in Indiana.
Special needs children in schools should be give guidance, attention and supervision. They should not be subject to psychological or physical injuries inflicted by teachers, school staff, or other children. You can read more about this story at Indiana Middle School Teacher Dismissed for Duct Taping Student’s Mouth Shut.