Staff Replaced in pre-K Class at Garland School After Child Was Restrained With ‘something Other Than Hands'

An elementary school teacher is no longer employed by the Garland district in the wake of a police investigation into allegations of unlawful restraint of a student in a pre-kindergarten classroom.Police announced their investigation into a classroom at Shorehaven Elementary School on Friday. This week, police Lt. Pedro Barineau said detectives were questioning school officials and parents."The investigation is early and detectives are interviewing school staff and witnesses to determine if a crime has been committed," Barineau, a police spokesman said Wednesday. "It is likely that once the detective gathers all the information on the case it will be referred to the grand jury."Four staff members — two teachers and two aides assigned to that classroom — were placed on leave in connection with the investigation, a district spokeswoman said in a statement. One of the teachers is no longer with the district, though the spokeswoman said she could not comment on whether the person resigned or was terminated.  Continue reading...

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