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New Mexico Teacher's Aid Tapes Mouth of Special Needs Student

Teacher's Aide in New Mexico is temporarily placed on leave after taping the mouth of special needs student.
(KOB) A special-needs student is recounting the moment he says an APS teacher's aide taped his mouth shut.

But the teacher's aide says the incident didn't happen how we're being told.

Dolores Lopez spoke briefly with KOB Eyewitness News 4 late Monday night.

She didn't deny she taped the boy's mouth shut, but says it was done in a "playful act."

Still, the boy is scared because Tuesday morning he's going to see her in class.

He is a special needs boy, but don't think for one second Augustine Reynoso doesn't feel pain.

And a painful memory is all the 16-year-old with cerebral palsy has of school on September 24th.

"Dolores put the tape on me and then..." he said.

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