Teacher Fired After Naperville Student Duct Tapes His Own Wrists

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — A Naperville school district has fired a teacher after a student was bound with duct tape in school.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, the longtime substitute teacher allegedly watched as one of his students duct taped his own wrists together last week at Graham Elementary School, at 2315 High Meadow Rd. in Naperville, a District 204 spokeswoman told the Naperville Sun.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

The teacher was fired as soon as administrators had found out about what had happened.

The 10-year-old student reportedly told his babysitter after school that the teacher had actually bound his wrists “to prove a point.”

The babysitter called police after finding marks on the boy’s wrist.

The boy’s parents decided not to file criminal charges against the teacher, Naperville police said.

In a statement to the Naperville Sun, District 204 spokeswoman Janet Buglio said the boy had applied duct tape to his own wrists while sitting at his desk, while the teacher watched.

“The substitute was immediately removed from the classroom as soon as the school’s administrator learned of the incident,” Buglio wrote “This substitute has worked in District 204 since 2000 without previous incident. District 204 has taken steps to ensure the substitute will not work again in any of its schools.”

Neither Buglio nor Naperville police Sgt. Gregg Bell would identify the teacher.

The Naperville Sun contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Me

    And what was the teacher supposed to do? Say ‘Stop that’? Walk over and take the tape from the kid? The teacher’s got 30+ other students to being paying attention to as well as teaching.

    The teacher has a great grevinace against the namby-pambies in 204.

    • Afro

      As I have stated 3 times since this story came out

      “And the kid didn’t even get his ass spanked for lying”

      • Me

        Was reading in the paper (yeah actual news print) and they are reporting that the tape came from the regular teacher’s desk…the sub just sat there watching the kid…and it was disipline related.

        Until other students (doubtful witnesses) come out stating what they saw, other teachers that might have seen it, and the Sub finally makes a statement, this will be a one sided story where the Sub is demonized and the child is congratulated for reporting the teacher for doing nothing.


    I would make him apolagize in front of whole school, fam and friends and then spank his bottomn infront of every one…the prinsipal should be fired for firing someone without investigation or at least give the teach his job back. sik sad world. kid should be beat. the ones that i know that did turned out normal everyday people. beat em all.

  • Me

    I would be hard pressed not to send my kid back to school the next day, wearing my feathered cuffs….no chaffing and he wanted to be manicled.

  • John

    Once again, It’s the sign of the new millenium…
    We are bringing up a “IT MUST BE SOMEONE ELSES FAULT” generation.
    If teacher went to stop the student, Teacher would have been charged with assault and them labeled a sexual predator.

    What a great country we are making for ourselves…

  • sue who

    Boo hoo. Poor little baby. Should have wrapped him up like a mummy. In our day, the nuns would have taken a ruler and rapped his knuckles with a ruler so hard he’d beg to have his hands wrapped up. He wouldn’t dare say a word at home, because he would have gotten it three times at hard from mommy and daddy. Today, just breathe the wrong way in a kid’s direction, and one is fired. It is no wonder there is so much disrespect and crime.

    • Roberta Waker

      You are soooo right. We had fewer problems with children when punishment was allowed and parents actually cared about their kids. Today’s parents ignore their kids, don’t know where they are or who they are with and blame everyone else when their child misbehaves. I know very few parents that spend quality time with their children. You will always reap what you sow and that isn’t more true than today.

  • Dave

    I guess this is why,a ten year old needs a babysitter.

  • Naperville Buffy

    According to the Naperville Sun, s substitute teacher allegedly ordered the student to bind his hands together. I’m not sure where the duct tape came from, the student or the teacher. It seems that there would have been other children in the class who witnessed the entire thing.

  • slippery

    whats really funny about this is the fact that every parent in naperville is just like these parents, not my kid . no way , he”s perfect- what a town of morons.

    • Naperville Buffy

      We’ve already had a substitute who was convicted of assaulting children in another state. Sorry, but wanting a 10 year old to bind his hands together during class is BS. If the substitute couldn’t deal with the situation, he could have sent the kid to the principal. There are enough teachers looking for employment to have to settle for someone with poor decision making skills.

  • Al Sharpton jr

    I wonder was this the same black man that bond his 3 yr old daughter with duct tape and posted it on his Facebook.

    • Marianne K

      Uh . . . what does black have to do with it?

  • franklin808

    This is why substitute teachers need to be unionized.

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