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Md. teacher placed on administrative leave after student discipline

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FORT WASHINGTON, Md. -

A Prince George’s County teacher has been placed on administrative leave after being alleged of ordering her students to walk around the school while holding a rope in one hand and books in the other as a form of discipline for misbehavior.

Prince George’s County Public Schools says they are “appalled and offended at what occurred” and the eighth grade teacher at Isaac J. Gourdine Middle School “acted on her own and had extremely poor judgment.”

PGCPS say they have spoken and apologized to the parents and students regarding the incident.

The teacher will remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of PGCPS’s investigation.

Statement from Prince George's County Public Schools:

"We are appalled and offended at what occurred. This is not representative of Prince George's County Public Schools. This teacher enacted discipline without any regard to our Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and without any consultation with administration. We do not condone such inappropriate discipline and we apologize for this ever occurring. The teacher acted on her own and had extremely poor judgment. Upon learning of the incident, we took swift action to remove the teacher from the school and to place her on administrative leave pending the completion of our investigation. We have spoken to the parents and students and offered our apologies for this unfortunate incident."


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