District Continuing Investigation

Staff Involved in Duct Tape Incident on Leave (with Video)

By Nina Settappa

Staff Involved in Duct Tape Incident on Leave (with Video)

February 7, 2013 Updated Feb 7, 2013 at 10:13 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) – In Wayne Township School, employees involved in duct taping a special needs student’s shoes to her socks have been placed on leave.

8-year-old Shalynn Searcy, who has Down Syndrome, was sent home from her Indianapolis elementary school Monday with the duct taped shoes. Her mother says she has a history of removing her shoes at school, but leaders would call her when there is a problem and she didn’t receive one. The Wayne Township School spokeswoman calls the incident appalling and says an investigation continues.

Searcy is being transferred to another school in the district.

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