Salt Lake elementary school principal allegedly made student sit half-nude as part of punishment

An elementary school principal in Salt Lake City has been placed on leave after allegedly forcing a young student to strip down as part of a punishment.

Principal Laurie Lacy (edison.slcschools website)

Once there, the principal allegedly made the boy sit half-naked in a chair for an undocumented amount of time. There were witnesses, according to FOX 13.

A source reportedly told the TV station that the student was brought to Lacy’s office after he wouldn’t stop pulling his pants down.

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"The district was made aware of the allegations involving the principal at Edison Elementary several days ago and immediately started a comprehensive investigation, including placing the principal on leave. We are also fully cooperating with police in their investigation,” a school district official said, according to FOX 13 in Salt lake.

No charges have been filed, according to the Deseret News.

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Laurie Lacy is accused of telling the pupil – believed to be a refugee in Grade 1 – to pull his pants down in her office. He reportedly wasn’t wearing underwear.

 

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Police began investigating last week when the school district reported the alleged incident.