Killeen substitute teacher puts duct tape over students' mouths

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The freaky incident happened in a fifth-grade classroom at Maxdale Elementary School, and the district said three additional students put duct tape over their own mouths "as a result of the substitute teacher's actions".

During class on Thursday at Maxdale Elementary School in Killeen, the substitute allegedly duct taped 10 students' mouths and told three others to do it themselves, according to KXXV.

Students were checked out by the school nurse. The student also said that the teacher put another piece over his mouth after he ripped the first one off.

The unidentified teacher has since been banned from campus and child protective services has been notified, according to the school district. The teacher began working in the district in January 2016, Terry Abbott, chief communications officer, told ABC News.

"The leadership of Maxdale Elementary School and the Killeen Independent School District are deeply saddened by this event", Abbott said.

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Tellez said she's never had any issues with the school before or heard of anything like this happening.

The parents of the children punished received a personal phone call from the school's principal. The student said his mouth was duct-taped for at least 15 minutes, Akudolu said.

The same month, a 4-year-old girl was allegedly duct-taped to a chair at a day-care center in Florissant, Missouri.

Hernandez said his table wasn't talking, so they didn't get their mouths duct taped.

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