Friday, October 10, 2008

CT: Special Education Teacher Faces Cruelty Charges

October 10, 2008

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- A special education teacher in New Britain turned herself in on Thursday after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Michelle Campbell, 36, was acting as a special education teacher employed by the New Britain Board of Education when the incidents took place at Chamberlain School during the 2007-2008 school year, New Britain police said.

Campbell was charged with seven felonies, including three counts of risk of injury to children and four counts of cruelty to persons.

The incidents happened in a self-contained, special education classroom of about 10 autistic students in grades K-2.

Police said there are three victims, between the ages of 5 and 7.

She was given a $5,000 bond and is due to appear in court on Oct. 23.

The warrant served has been sealed by order of the court.

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