Students silenced with duct tape

Posted at 9:59 AM, May 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-26 09:59:41-04

(KSL, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A Utah teacher is accused of using duct-tape to silence talkative students at Salt Lake City's Wasatch Junior High School.

Tara Dimoh's 12-year-old son is one of them.

"He told me that the teacher was upset he was talking to somebody during class,"Dimoh said.

It's what happened next, she said went beyond a teaching moment.

"She came over to him and gave him a piece of duct tape and told him he needed it on his face like, 'Here you go,'" Dimoh said.

On Monday, in the middle of his computer science class, the seventh grader placed the duct tape over his mouth.

He snapped a selfie and sent it home to mom.

"It just blew me away," Dimoh said.

The mom says she's not looking to get the teacher fired and she even continues to speak highly of the school.

She just wants to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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