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Bastrop teacher accused of slapping student with cerebral palsy

Last Modified: Tuesday, October 02, 2012 12:00 PM

BASTROP (AP) — Morehouse Parish Schools and the Bastrop Police Department are investigating reports that a Bastrop High School teacher slapped a 17-year-old student with cerebral palsy.

April Lee, the mother of student, told The News-Star she was told by another teacher and a case management worker that her daughter had been slapped by a teacher last month.

Lee said her daughter was moved to another classroom at the school and she was not told of the incident.

The girl, who does not speak, indicated to her mother that something had happened by touching her own face repeatedly. Lee said initially she didn't understand what her daughter was saying, but after she learned of the incident, it all made sense.

Superintendent George Noflin said Monday that an investigation is under way.

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