HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police say a central Pennsylvania teacher washed out a 10-year-old boy’s mouth with soap, but they’ve determined it wasn’t a crime.
Officials with the Harrisburg School District aren’t speaking about the matter, citing student confidentiality issues.
Ciara White and her son, Donald Thomas, spoke to WHP-TV. Police Capt. Gabriel Olivera tells Pennlive.com that the police investigation confirmed their claims, but that the teacher’s actions – even if true – don’t amount to a crime.
The boy says he doesn’t want to go back to Camp Curtin Academy while the teacher – who police and school officials haven’t identified – still works there. The district won’t say whether the teacher has been disciplined.
The boy’s mother says it happened Oct. 13 after Donald argued with another student.
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