Teacher suspended for 'taping pupils mouths shut'

A teacher in Somerset has been suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils.

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Pupil describes teacher 'taping children's mouths'

A schoolboy has described the moment a teacher was alleged to have tape over her pupils' mouths.

Student Ryan Knowles claimed his teacher had told him and his classmates to stand in a line while she applied the tape to keep them quiet.

Furious parents are now calling for the teacher to be sacked, with one mother saying she was "disgusted" and a father claiming the incident caused his daughter's lips to bleed.

Rupert Evelyn reports:

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Calls for sacking over pupil mouth taping claims

A teacher in Somerset has been suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils.

ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn tweeted:

Parents claim that a teacher at Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset, said the pupils were being too noisy.

Investigation launched after 'pupils mouths taped shut'

Ian Bradbury, Executive Head Teacher of the Quantock Federation, has commented following claims a teacher at Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset, taped pupils mouths shut.

We take all allegations concerning the well-being of our children very seriously. An incident happened yesterday which we are investigating thoroughly. A member of staff has been suspended whilst the investigation continues.

My thanks to the numerous parents who have brought this matter to my personal attention and have given their on-going support to us in this challenging situation.

– Ian Bradbury, Executive Head Teacher of the Quantock Federation

Teacher suspended for 'taping pupils mouths shut'

Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset. Credit: Danesfield school website

A teacher in Somerset has been suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils.

Parents claim that a teacher at Danesfield School in Williton, Somerset, said the pupils were being too noisy.

The school said it was "thoroughly investigating" and that "a member of staff has been suspended whilst the investigation continues".

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they have spoken to a family involved, but will be taking no futher action.

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