Indianapolis teacher accused of taping up students

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Public Schools is investigating allegations an elementary school teacher punished students by taping their hands and feet.

According to school district officials, the alleged incident was reported Friday at William Penn School No. 49 on the city's west side.

Parents claim up to seven students were restrained with tape and forced to stand in front of the class while the teacher took their photos. They say the teacher was trying to punish the children because they couldn't sit still during Spanish class.

One woman says her 8-year-old son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder had his hands taped to his sides and shoes taped to the floor. Another parent says her daughter's ankles were bound with tape because she had to use the bathroom.

The school district says the teacher isn't currently in a classroom.

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