Mecklenburg Co. Teacher Accused of Putting Tape Over Child's Mouth

Mecklenburg Co., VA - The Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident where an elementary school teacher is accused of placing tape over a child's mouth.

Officials say a special education teacher at South Hill Elementary School is on administrative leave after allegedly taping the student's mouth.

Two other staff members are also on administrative leave following allegations that they observed the incident and did not report it.

The Sheriff's office is working with the Commonwealth's Attorney and Social Services in their ongoing investigation.