Teacher Will Not Be Charged for Tying Student to Chair
HAYESVILLE, N.C.--Prosecutors say they will not charge a teacher who tied a student to a chair and then taped the student's mouth shut.
Clay County District Attorney Michael Bonfoey says he and the sheriff's office both agree that music teacher Lindsey Cope did not break any laws.
Bonfoey says Cope was trying to calm down a disruptive student.
The DA said even though Cope's discipline technique might not have been the best way to control the student, it's still not a crime.
Cope was suspended in October after the student's parents complained.