A mother has accused teachers of taping her five-year-old son’s mouth shut and throwing his lunch in the trash.
Mom Houda Dannaoui says she discovered the outrageous alleged conduct on March 27 when picking her son Abdul up from the publicly funded program in Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
The district acknowledged the incident in a statement: ‘A substitute teacher assistant placed a piece of Scotch tape over the mouth of a student for a very brief period of time.’
The incident occurred on March 26 at a preschool program held at Cherry Hill Baptist Church.
Mom Houda Dannaoui says she discovered the outrageous alleged conduct on March 27 when picking her son Abdul up from the publicly funded program in Dearborn Heights, Michigan
The incident occurred on March 26 at a preschool program held at Cherry Hill Baptist Church
Five-year-old Abdul Dannaoui says two teachers were involved but the school district disputes that, saying the one assistant responsible has been fired, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The substitute teacher’s assistant responsible, who was not a full-time employee, has been dismissed, Dr. Laurine VanValkenburg, superintendent of the Crestwood School District, told the newspaper.
‘We will say that this is not the normal standard of care that we provide to students,’ VanValkenburg said. ‘We always work to ensure that all children are safe and secure in a quality setting.’
Houda Dannaoui (left with Abdul) was shocked when she heard about the scotch tape
Houda Dannaoui isn’t satisfied that justice has been served though and says she has removed him from the school and filed a police report.
Her attorney is demanding even further action.
‘We’re calling on the city of Dearborn Heights police as well as the state administration to conduct a full and thorough investigation of this,’ lawyer Nabi Ayad told Fox46.
‘I want to get to the bottom of this, I want to know what these teachers have done and whether they’ve done it to other students, how many times they’ve done it and what else they’re doing to other students,’ Ayad said.