NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The grandmother of two New Haven students says those boys and others were forced to lift weights as discipline at their schools, and that her family has been contacted by child-welfare investigators.
A New Haven schools official would not confirm specifics of the allegations, but said two teachers have been placed on administrative leave during an investigation.
City resident Michelle Gary tells the New Haven Register that her 6-year-old and 8-year-old grandsons and others in their Clinton Avenue School class were required to lie on their backs and hold up heavy weights as punishment for misbehaving.
The boys’ families questioned their story until investigators from the state Department of Families and Children called, following up on other complaints.
DCF officials would not comment, citing the confidentiality of cases involving minors.