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Teacher ‘restrained a 4-year-old boy in a locker’

  • A Nashville area teacher is being sued for $500,000 after reportedly restraining a student inside of a locker
  • The boy’s mother filed a lawsuit on his behalf and accuses the teacher of negligence, battery, assault and false imprisonment
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools said the teacher is on administrative leave  

 A Nashville-area teacher is accused of restraining a kindergarten student inside of a locker three times.

The unnamed Neely’s Bend Elementary School teacher is accused of causing a four-year-old emotional distress after holding him inside a locker. The school is located in Madison which is northeast of Nashville. 

The suspect was reportedly caught doing this multiple times and is on administrative leave for an undetermined amount of time.

A Neely’s Bend Elementary School (pictured) teacher is accused of causing a four-year-old emotional distress after holding him inside a locker

According to the Tennessean, the lawsuit states: ‘(The boy) has suffered emotional distress arising out of this assault and false imprisonment.’

‘(The boy) is afraid of the dark, must sleep with someone, and experiencing severe nightmares.’

Another teacher said they witnessed this happen and contacted principal Dr. Derrick Salter. 

He saw the student escape the locker according to the lawsuit which was filed by the boy’s mother on his beha;f.

The teacher is being sued for negligence and is accused of battery, assault and false imprisonment for restraining the child inside of a locker (stock photo) 

The teacher is being sued for negligence and is accused of battery, assault and false imprisonment for restraining the child inside of a locker (stock photo) 

The family is seeking $500,000 from the teacher and additional $300,000 in damages from Metro Nashville Public Schools. The investigation by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services is ongoing. 

The teacher is being sued for negligence and is accused of battery, assault and false imprisonment.

Michelle Michaud, the school district press officer, told the paper: ‘What we can confirm is that the person who suspected abuse notified DCS and immediately notified the school principal, who responded appropriately to a case of suspected child abuse against a school employee.’

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