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Baptist Schoolteacher Duct Taped Asthmatic|Kindergartner’s Mouth Shut, Parents Say

BATON ROUGE (CN) - A Faith Baptist Church kindergarten teacher repeatedly duct-taped an asthmatic boy's mouth shut to punish him, the boy's parents say. Since then, the 5-yearld-old has nightmares, screaming, "Take the tape off!"

The family sued the school and teacher Michelle Davita Smith in East Baton Rouge Parish Court.

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