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Reports: Texas elementary school says teacher removed after duct taping students' mouths

FILE - Duct tape. (WSYX/WTTE)

KILLEEN, Texas (WSYX/WTTE) - Multiple reports say a Texas elementary school says a substitute teacher was removed after taping multiple students' mouths shut.

The Killeen Daily Herald reported that the teacher placed duct tape over the mouths of 10 fifth-grade students Thursday.

They said three other students put duct tape over their own mouths as a result of the substitute teacher's action, per a Maxdale Elementary School release.

The Herald said when school leaders found out about the teacher's actions, all 13 students were taken to the nurse. The newspaper said the school reported no injuries and all students returned to class.

Central Texas' CenTexProud.com said the school then notified Child Protective Services.

According to the website, the school said, "The leadership of Maxdale Elementary School and Killeen ISD are deeply saddened by this event. The principal has informed parents, and has reassured parents that the staff will continue to work hard to make sure every child at the campus is absolutely safe every day."

Neither report stated whether or not charges were filed against the substitute teacher.

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