A teacher from Lakeshore Elementary School is under investigation after school officials were informed that she taped a student to a chair.
According to a letter sent out to parents and members of the school community, a long-term substitute second-grade teacher told a student that if he did not return to his chair that she would tape him to his seat.
School officials say that the student thought the teacher was joking and found it funny until she actually taped him to his chair.
Administrators at the elementary school were notified of the incident and immediately contacted Anne Arundel County Schools' Division of Human Resources. They also contacted the police regarding the incident.
The teacher did not report to the school on Thursday and school officials say that she will not return until the incident is resolved by the school system.
"I want you to know very clearly that the conduct that I have described above is never acceptable in a school setting. I was shocked and appalled upon hearing about this incident. Our school is a place where every child is embraced, loved, and nurtured," said Julie Little-McVearry, Principal of Lakeshore Elementary School.
The school is looking into hiring another long-term substitute teacher for the class as the investigation continues.
Any parents with questions or concerns are asked to contact the school.