RePosted from a story online onAug 30, 2013 4:08 PM EDT By WBTW News Staff
Moncille Thomas (Myrtle Beach Jail photo)Moncille Thomas (Myrtle Beach Jail photo)
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. –
According to police a Myrtle Beach Intermediate School teacher was arrested Thursday after she put soap in an autistic child’s mouth and struck the child with a dustpan.
Moncille Thomas of North Myrtle Beach was charged with Unlawful Neglect of a Child.
According to a Myrtle Beach Police report, officers responded to the school on Thursday in reference to a call of an alleged assault.
Through further investigation, a witness advised that Thomas placed dish detergent on her fingers and then placed her fingers in the victim’s mouth in order to discipline the child for spitting.
The report states Thomas then struck the victim with a dustpan twice in the chest area.
Police say the victim is a non-verbal autistic special need child.
Thomas was released on a $20,000 PR bond on Friday