Special education teacher charged with child abuse

A fourth grade teacher at North Laurel Elementary is accused of tying students’ hands behind their back after they would not obey.

Police in Laurel says Nyanzina Custis used neckties to tie two fourth grade students’ hands behind their backs when they would not listen to directions.  A second teacher who saw what was happening last Tuesday, ordered the students be untied and notified a supervisor.

Custis was immediately suspended by the Laurel School District.  She turned herself in to police on Friday and is now facing charges including unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child.

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