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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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