PEARSALL, Texas-- A mother is outraged after she said her 10 year old son was ordered by his teacher to wear scotch tape over his mouth at school. The woman did not want to be identified. Her son attends Pearsall Intermediate school.
"It hurts me, it makes me mad, and it angers me, " she said. The mom went on to say her son was ordered to put the tape over his mouth because he was talking. "I know he can talk, but the tape goes to far, " said the parent.
The parent claims her son had the tape over his mouth for almost an hour, and he was feeling light headed. "He would have to remove the tape a little bit to take deep breaths or even swallow, '' she went on to say.
According to district superintendent Dr. Esthela Allison the teacher is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a district investigation. "This is a personnel matter, " added Dr. Allison.