Family Says Girl’s Mouth Taped Shut

By | May 11, 2008

The family of a 4-year-old has filed a lawsuit against the child’s teacher for taping the girl’s mouth shut at school.

The lawsuit in Queens Supreme Court says Angela Amedeo had her mouth sealed shut with Scotch tape for 10 minutes because the child spoke during “quiet time.” The incident occurred Aug. 22 at Flushing Fields Play School, the lawsuit claims, and since the incident the child has cried and has nightmares. Angela’s family filed the lawsuit against the teacher, the city and the Department of Education.

The family said it was told at the time that the incident was being investigated, but never got a response. The city Law Department said the office had not received he legal papers in the case, but would review the matter. – tbc

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