Students mouths are taped shut by teacher

A teacher has been suspended following claims that several primary school students had their mouths sticky taped shut.

The Education Department confirmed today  the teacher had been suspended following complaints from parents.

The incident, believed to involve nine primary school students, is understood to have happened at O’Connor Primary School, in Boulder, WA.

The department has launched an inquiry into the allegations and referred the matter to police.

Education Department professional standards and conduct executive director Paul O’Connor said his unit received allegations involving several students and sticky tape.

The Corruption and Crime Commission has also been notified, Mr O’Connor said.

“As the allegations are very concerning, the teacher involved has been removed from teaching while inquiries are underway,” Mr O’Connor said.

“The school sent a letter home to parents advising them that the incident was being investigated. The letter also invited anyone with concerns to contact the school.”

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