Lawsuit Alleges Teacher Taped Mouth of Woman With Cerebral Palsy
A lawsuit was filed on behalf of Rosa Smith, who suffers from cerebral palsy, which alleges that a teacher taped the 27-year-old woman’s mouth shut with tape because she was making too much noise in a classroom.
It took place in March 2016 at High Point School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now, a lawsuit claims that staffers at the school slapped her, gave her too much medication, and taped her mouth shut with duct tape. The staffer texted Smith’s mother with the photo and caption, “Help. She won’t be quiet!!!!”
The lawsuit said that two aides were in the classroom in addition to her teacher, CNN reported.
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that impacts a person’s movement, posture, muscle tone, and more.
As the Washington Post reported, Doreen Smith, the mother, has alleged that Rosa suffered abuse and neglect over the span of more than a decade. In February, an employee was spotted by a bus driver slapping Rosa in the face.