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Special-needs teacher suspended for maltreatment

Woman allegedly hit, kicked, threatened 12-year-old disabled boy

03 April, 15:50
Special-needs teacher suspended for maltreatment (ANSA) - Viterbo, April 3 - A special-needs teacher was facing prosecution on Thursday for abusing a 12-year-old disabled boy in her care.

Police suspended the unnamed teacher from duty on charges of maltreating a disabled minor following an investigation that uncovered episodes of physical and psychological violence including kicking, slapping, shaking, pushing, threatening and offending the child. The probe began following a report by the mother of the boy, who attends a school in the northern Lazio city of Viterbo.