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Michigan boy claims teachers taped his mouth shut, threw away his lunch

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A family is furious with a local elementary school after they say their 5-year-old son was assaulted and humiliated in front of his class.

Abdul Dannaoui’s said during his preschool lunch hour two teachers left him hungry, and barely breathing.

“She put the scotch tape on my mouth” Abdul said.

The straight “A” student said back on March 26 at Highview Elementary School two teachers were having a laugh at his expense and then trying to cover it up.

“They said ‘Don’t tell your mom or dad, or no one,’” Abdul said.

However, the boy told his mother how allegedly as many as 10 times he was prevented from eating in the same way, during snack time and lunch.

His food was also allegedly thrown out.

“I’m emotionally heartbroken. Disappointed. That’s his second home. That’s how they treat a child with asthma?” asked his mother, Hoda. 

Attorney Nabih Ayad said the family filed a police report and is pursuing legal action against the school district that failed to address the situation with adequate discipline and transparency.

“It’s outrageous. It’s absurd. You think you send your kid to a place or school, where he would be safe,” Ayad said. 

Ayad also said the district still employs one of the teachers involved, placing other students at risk for similar attacks.

“One of the teachers was discharged. But, they kept the other teacher who said don’t tell your mom or dad, and even gave him a bracelet to entice him not to tell anyone,” Ayad said.  

Our affiliates at WXYZ in Detroit said they tried numerous times to reach the school district since Thursday, but school officials haven’t returned their calls.

In the meantime, Abdul’s parents are relocating him to another school. 

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