Teacher, Principal Back On The Job After Being Suspended For Failing To Report Abuse

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South Mifflin Elementary School Principal Andrew Smith and teacher Courtney Plummer are back on the job after an incident last month at the school.

The parents of a 10-year-old boy say their son had to have surgery because he was hurt when a teacher incorrectly placed  him in a therapeutic body sock.

The body sock, which looks like a thin sleeping bag, is used to calm children with special needs. The sock covers the child, including the face.

District records show Plummer did not immediately report it to the principal, Andrew Smith.

Records also show when Plummer finally told Smith, he failed to report the incident for several days.

Both had a hearing and Columbus City Schools says it was determined the two would be allowed to return to work.

Principal Andrew Smith was given a 10 day suspension and a written reprimand. He went back to work Tuesday.
Courtney Plummer was given a five day suspension and a written reprimand and returned to work on Wednesday.

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