Duct-Taped In Class
Parents outraged after school uses duct tape to keep 8-year-old with Down Syndrome from removing her shoes.
A child with Down Syndrome returned home from school Monday with her ankles and shoes wrapped in duct tape. Tonight, her parents want to know who did it.
Someone wrapped the duct tape so tightly that the eight-year-old girl said it hurt. Shalynn Searcy attends Westlake Elementary School in Wayne Township, Indiana and her parents, Nate and Elizabeth Searcy, are demanding answers.
"It hurt," said Shalynn, describing the tape wrapped around her shoes and ankles.
Her parents took a picture before removing the tape, and they started asking questions.
"It was wrapped from top to bottom and all the way around all sides of her ankles, probably an inch and a half to two inches," said Elizabeth Searcy.
Wayne Township Schools releaed the following statement:
"We have had the opportunity to meet with the parents of the student involved in this reported incident and have begun our own investigation. We have notified the Indiana Department of Child Services."
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