Five staff members at a suburban Indianapolis school have been charged with neglecting or failing to report a 7-year-old special education student after he was told to eat his own vomit.
The Hendricks County Attorney’s Office Tuesday indicted a teacher and an educational aide at Brown Elementary School in Brownsburg for negligence, and a second teacher, a second aide, and a behavioral therapist were also charged with failing to report the incident. rice field.
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A teacher charged with neglect told students at lunch that if they vomit they should eat whatever they vomit, according to Brownsburg police. The aide, who was accused of neglect, gave the child a spoon.
The boy ate some of the vomit and wiped up the rest with paper towels. The alleged incident occurred in February.
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Brownsburg Community School Corp. said it learned of the incident on April 12 and removed five staff members from contact with students and put them on leave.
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Superintendent Jim Snap said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the actions of these staff members and will work with local law enforcement to address the potential criminal charges.” rice field.