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Local teacher on administrative leave after allegedly duct taping student to chair

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) – A math teacher at Central Middle School in the 9800 block of Patricia Barkalow Drive in Bellefontaine Neighbors, has been put on paid administrative leave.

The Riverview Gardens School district confirms the teacher duct taped a 7th grade student to a chair.

The mother of the 13-year old student said she found out about the incident when her daughter came home from school Wednesday.

Clorinda Bailey said, "And I'm upset about it, for real. I'm really upset about it."

Bailey told News 4 that her daughter admits being told multiple times to sit down and that she didn't. But says duct taping her daughter was not the way to handle the situation.

"Why would he do that instead of picking up the phone and calling me or sending her to the principal’s office? Some other way besides taping her down to the chair," said Bailey.

District spokesperson Leata Price-Land said the district was disappointed about the incident and that duct taping a student to a chair violated district policy. She said the incident is under investigation. 

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