For allegedly injuring two kids this school year, a Tiffin elementary special education teacher faces child endangerment charges.
Kaylene Kiefer, 37, appeared in Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court on Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea.
The first event occurred in August of 2021, according to reports. One of the pupils in special education refused to have their teeth brushed by a student helper. Kiefer is accused of pushing the youngster against the wall and brushing their teeth for them, causing the child to have a cracked lip.
The other incident, according to court filings, happened on March 8. Kiefer is accused of squeezing the neck of a student who was attempting to use the restroom. Kiefer is said to have done this for 15-20 minutes, demanding that the student pronounce the word “iron” before being permitted to go.
A student aid discovered marks on the child’s neck when they finally yielded.
After a disciplinary meeting with the school board on March 28, Kiefer resigned from her teaching job on April 8, according to reports. She is no longer employed by the district.
Due to the delicate nature of the situation and the continuing investigation into the matter, Tiffin Public Schools has declined to comment.
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Address: 950 Township Road 1172 Tiffin, OH 44883
Phone: (330) 464-5813