Fox 2 News reported about a teacher, her supervisor and a Michigan school district being named in a federal lawsuit.
The allegations of abuse include the teacher taping shut the mouth of a 26-year-old student with cerebral palsy, back in March 2016. Parents of the student filed the lawsuit on Wednesday.
The lawsuit was presented with a photo taken of the incident at Ann Arbor High Point special needs school. It was texted by teacher Nesa Johnson to the student’s mother. The caption read: “Help. She won’t be quiet!!!!”
Washtenaw Intermediate Schools says despite no complaints were made by the family until nearly a year later, Johnson and her supervisor are no longer employees of the district. Spokeswoman Emma Jackson confirmed the statement to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.
The newspapers were unable to reach Johnson for comment.