Boys, 10: Janitors Tied Us in Bathroom

Elementary school maintenance workers have been suspended
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2012 11:34 AM CST

(Newser) – Four 10-year-old students at a New Jersey elementary school say they were bound and gagged inside a school bathroom last week by two maintenance employees. The janitors, who have since been suspended, also reportedly took pictures of the boys, Fox News notes. The boys' hands and mouths were allegedly tied with caution tape. A school spokesman today called the incident a "practical joke gone bad."

A local news site first reported the incident on its Facebook page after being emailed by the parents of one of the Gregory Elementary School students. The students reportedly told their teacher about what happened, and the teacher told the principal. The superintendent tells the Link News that security cameras "revealed the possibility that the incident took place," and adds that the police department and prosecutor's office are conducting an investigation.

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