Recess aide suspended for allegedly giving students dog treats

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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The superintendent sent a letter home to parents about the incident

BOYERTOWN, Pa. (WPVI) -- A teacher's aide at a Montgomery County elementary school has been suspended for allegedly tricking students into eating dog treats.

Officials at New Hanover-Upper Frederick Elementary School in Boyertown say the part-time recess aide gave the biscuits to at least 75 4th graders on Thursday.

One of those students was Gabriel Moore, who says, "She made it look like it was a joke that they were dog treats and then she came around and said, 'No they are cookies. They are fine.'"

So Moore says he ate not one, but three of the so-called cookies.

The school superintendent sent out a notice saying that even though the ingredients in the treats are not harmful for people unless they have a food allergy, they still contacted police.