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.

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

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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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