NC teacher resigns amid allegations of washing child’s mouth with soap

Dec 6, 2015 by

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro elementary school teacher has resigned as police and school district officials investigate allegations that she washed a child’s mouth out with soap.

Tiffani Staton, 31, resigned effective Wednesday, school district officials said. She worked at Wiley Elementary School in Greensboro and had been with the district since August 2013.

Greensboro police said the father of a Wiley student reported an allegation to the school on Tuesday that a teacher had washed his child’s mouth out with soap. Police said the school contacted them Wednesday.

GCS chief of staff Nora Carr said the allegations involve Staton and that the district is also investigating. Carr said she couldn’t release any other details due to personnel and student privacy laws but released the following statement:

“We are deeply concerned that this occurred. There is no reason to discipline a child in this manner at school. We expect our 10,000 employees to show only the greatest care and concern for our students, and the vast majority of our staff do so each and every day.”

Police said they would take the case to the district attorney’s office if evidence points to potential charges.

Staton was listed as a kindergarten teacher on Wiley Elementary School’s website.

Source: NC teacher resigns amid allegations of washing child’s mouth with soap | WNCN

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