Special ed teacher at New Caney ISD under investigation after concerns over students' treatment

CPS is investigating the New Caney ISD teacher after parents began reporting concerns she wasn't properly caring for students (KTRK)
April 29, 2014 8:19:40 PM PDT
Your child is supposed to be safe in their care but a New Caney ISD teacher is under investigation for failing to do just that.

CPS is investigating an allegation apparently involving a special education teacher.

"There's many parents that have withdrawn kids because of this particular teacher," said one Kingwood mother who pulled her son out of Kings Manor Elementary School in October. "He would come home with bruises, obvious bruising."

She says her three-year-old, who is non-verbal and autistic, wasn't properly watched after by his special education teacher.

"I'm trusting people to watch him all day long and care for him like I would at home," she said.

While CPS and New Caney ISD confirm an investigation, we're not naming the teacher because she hasn't been criminally charged. A spokesperson says the school district is taking "this type of incident very seriously" and "the district will fully cooperate."

"A lot of these kids can't talk. My son can't tell me what goes on in that classroom," another mother said.

This mom also removed her son from Kings Manor, claiming the teacher in question left him unattended in the cafeteria, knowing about his history of seizures.

"No teachers were at his table, he could've had a seizure. He could've fallen out of his chair, which had happened before," she said.

Both mothers feel better about their kids new schools but say they still worry about the other special needs children at Kings Manor.

"They have to take care of them, they have to meet their needs. There's just no other way around it," one of the mothers said.

The school district says they just found out about the investigation Tuesday afternoon -- from us. They say they aren't sure whether they'll notify all parents because they still don't know enough about the situation.

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