6 To Be Disciplined In Redwood City Teacher Abuse Case

REDWOOD CITY (CBS/AP) – Six employees at a Peninsula school are facing disciplinary action after district officials said they failed to report allegations of abuse against a special-education teacher.

Forty-three-year-old Alexia Bogdis entered not guilty pleas Thursday on charges that she kicked and slapped a 4-year-old student and twisted the wrist and withheld food and drink from another student at a Redwood City School District elementary school.

The district says an internal investigation found the six employees were aware of the abuse allegations, but did not report them to authorities.

It did not name the employees, but said they will be disciplined. What disciplinary action would be taken was not clear.

The alleged abuse victims were part of a special education preschool class at Roosevelt Elementary School. At least one of them has autism.

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