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Denver Public Schools Being Sued For Mouth-Taping Incident

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DENVER — The mother of a 6-year-old Colorado boy whose mouth was taped shut by a school secretary is suing the school system.

An elementary school secretary, Jennifer Carter, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor child abuse charge after the October incident. Carter taped the unruly boy's hands and mouth with masking tape.

The boy's mother filed a legal notice to Denver Public Schools that she intends to sue for $500,000.

Carter was sentenced last month to probation and has been fired.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com