Texas Teacher Abused Autistic Child, Stuffed Her In File Cabinet, Lawsuit Claims


On Jan. 27, Flor Nelson got a phone call from her daughter's school principal. There had been an incident, she was told. Her 9-year-old daughter, who has autism and is non-verbal, had been put in a filing cabinet by her special education teacher.

"I said 'OK,' " Nelson told AOL Jobs. "I guess I didn't understand that literally she was putting her in a filing cabinet drawer and closing it."

The principal of Juan Seguin Elementary in Richmond, Texas couldn't tell her anything else, she said. The teacher had been suspended and was under investigation -- an investigation that revealed that the filing cabinet incident was one of many alleged filing cabinet incidents, and a whole lot more, reports the Houston Chronicle.