School worker accused of taping boy's mouth

October 26, 2009 5:43:22 PM PDT
Denver police have arrested an elementary school employee accused of taping the mouth and hands of a student. Police say 45-year-old administrator Jennifer Carter was being held Monday for investigation of child abuse and false imprisonment, both misdemeanors. A Denver jail official said a bond amount had not yet been set.

Carter was put on leave following the alleged incident Wednesday at Palmer Elementary. It was unknown if she had an attorney. Denver Public Schools spokesman Mike Vaughn called the allegations "very troubling."

The student's name and age were not released. The boy's mother told KMGH-TV last week that her son was taped after he was sent to the principal's office for misbehaving in class.