WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Administrators at a Florida school said a teacher who bit a severely autistic 6-year-old boy on the arm will not be allowed back.
Nat Harrington, public information officer with Palm Beach County Schools, said the events leading up to the incident were unclear but two other teachers at Belvedere Elementary in West Palm Beach saw the substitute bite the student on the arm, WPTV, West Palm Beach, reported Friday.
The man was told by the principal that he would not be allowed back inside the school, officials said.
"There is a police investigation, and there's also an employee investigation, those have just been launched," Harrington said.
The boy's mother said her son was frightened by the incident and will not let anyone touch his hand. She said he will not be returning to the school.