Student allegedly punished with spit

January 14, 2008 12:54:48 PM PST
A local band teacher is on paid leave while officials investigate an alleged punishment for a student who forgot to bring an instrument. New Caney ISD officials say the incident happened more than a week ago at the sixth grade campus in Porter. District officials say the teacher is accused of telling the students to empty their spit valves in the hand of the classmate who forgot a trumpet. They're not identifying the teacher.

The school will meet with the teacher this week to determine exactly what took place.

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