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Teachers Lock Autistic Students In Dark Room, Torment Them With Loud Whistles

A teacher from Florida, along with two aides, was charged with first-degree aggravated child abuse for locking three children with autism in a pitch-black bathroom and taunting them with whistles.

Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry Ashley said that the aggravations happened on different occasions since the teacher and her staff were trying to “punish” the kids for “misbehaving.”

Margaret Wolthers, 48, and her aides Diana LaCroix and Carolyn Madison of the Silver Sands Schools, were found to have intentionally and maliciously harmed the kids, whose ages range from eight to 10 years old. Read the full article here ▶