8 Put On Leave Amid Redwood City School Abuse Probe

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (CBS/AP) – More than a half-dozen employees of a Redwood City elementary school have now been placed on administrative leave following allegations that a special needs teacher abused two children.

The Redwood City School District’s investigation into whether the employees followed procedure comes after child cruelty and assault charges were filed against 43-year-old special needs teacher Alexia Bogdis.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

Eight employees were placed on paid administrative leave while the district determines whether proper procedures were followed.

Prosecutors have said the Roosevelt Elementary School teacher slapped and kicked the stomach of a 5-year-old student and withheld food and twisted the wrist of another.

Nine misdemeanor charges were filed and Bogdis surrendered on Feb. 4. She’s free on $15,000 bail.

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