A North Charleston teacher’s aide is facing charges after an assault last month at A.C. Cochran Elementary School.
According to the police report a teacher saw 60-year-old Irene Andrews holding a four-year-old autistic student by his bare feet, hitting his feet with a ruler. The teacher told police that when the suspect saw the other teacher, she told her “you didn’t see anything.“
The police report also says the principal notified officers that the Andrews had been disciplined before, for putting a student in the bathroom as punishment.
The Charleston County School District responding to this information today with the following statement:
Let us be clear on our policy—we forbid any kind of corporal punishment in our schools, and work very closely with law enforcement and local agencies to identify and prevent wrongdoing. We have been very deliberate about this i
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