GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – A special education teacher and aide are being investigated by the Greenville Police for reportedly using wooden rulers to strike non-verbal students.
According to the police report, the two used a multi-colored tape-covered ruler to strike special education students at East North Street Academy.
Greenville County Schools confirmed the investigation and says the two are no longer employed by the district.
The report lists at least 5 victims whose ages range from 8 to 12.
7News spoke with one parent who was furious after finding out her child was disciplined with a ruler.
“After I read the [incident] report, I showed him a ruler that I got in my room,” said Sharieka Glenn referring to her autistic son Jayden, “I pulled it out and he instantly just held his hand out like this and started looking scared. And I’m like, you gotta be kidding me.”
The incident happened August 16 in a non-verbal special education class at the school but the report was not filed until August 31.
Police say the two have not been charged and the investigation is still ongoing.
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