An Illinois preschool teachers have been placed on administrative leave for forcing her students to stand naked, as a form of punishment.
Apparently, the woman has been practicing the form of punishment since February. Authorities report that the teacher, along with a teacher’s aide, would make children take their clothes off and stand in a closet, in an attempt to influence good behavior.
For three years, the 26-year-old woman’s teaching methods have gone unquestioned by the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center, at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. However, since Thursday morning, an investigation has been launched. Police Chief Kevin School tells reporters that a student confessed the strange acts to his parents, which prompted the search.
“That little boy is very brave for coming forward and telling us what was happening in his classroom.”
Now the Head Start teacher, a teacher’s aide, and other staff member are currently on administrative leave. Officials state that in order to confirm the news, they must interview other children belonging to the same class. That’s expected to happen in April.
Until then, authorities are trying to determine whether or not to charge the three people with child abuse.
In the meantime, letters have been sent out to other parents, informing them of the claims. It’s said that the woman led a classroom of 20 preschoolers—ages 4 and 5.
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