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Families Sue Calif. District for Teacher’s Alleged Abuses

By The Associated Press — May 12, 2015 1 min read
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Six families are suing a Northern California school district where a special education teacher has been charged with child abuse and battery for allegedly mistreating children in her classroom.

The federal lawsuit alleges that the Rocklin Unified district and six administrators knew the students were being abused by Sherry Ann McDaniel and failed to intervene.

Placer County prosecutors have charged Ms. McDaniel with 14 misdemeanors stemming from reports that she allegedly hit, dragged, and improperly restrained the students in grades 4-6 with bungee cords and painter’s tape.

A version of this article appeared in the May 13, 2015 edition of Education Week as Families Sue Calif. District for Teacher’s Alleged Abuses

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