Florida teacher, aide accused of tying student to chair

Page 1 of 1 [ 5 posts ] 


User avatar

Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Age: 66
Gender: Male
Posts: 34,454
Location: Long Island, New York

08 Feb 2024, 8:56 am

Florida teacher and aide accused of tying non-verbal student with autism to chair

A Florida teacher and her aide are facing charges after police said they tied a non-verbal 7-year-old student with autism to a chair for an hour.

According to Bradenton Police, Exceptional Student Education teacher Carina Chindamo, 31, and aide Taylor Internicola, 39, were caught on security camera video tying tying the the boy's wrists with a nylon walking rope, a device used to teach students to walk in line.

The rope was then wrapped around the leg of a chair as the boy sat on the ground nearby restrained for about an hour, police said.

In the video, Chindamo and Internicola were seensitting on the chair, appearing to use their weight to keep the child from getting free, police said.

The school's principal notified the child's mother about what happened.

Police said Chindamo was taken into custody on Tuesday, while investigators are still looking for Internicola.

Both are expected to face false imprisonment charges, police said.

Professionally Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

It is Autism Acceptance Month

“My autism is not a superpower. It also isn’t some kind of god-forsaken, endless fountain of suffering inflicted on my family. It’s just part of who I am as a person”. - Sara Luterman


User avatar

Joined: 6 Feb 2024
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Posts: 121
Location: Texas

08 Feb 2024, 11:57 am

That is so scary. I have been held in a sitting position before by teachers and teacher aids with their arms and hands but with objects seems even scarier? And for an hour?!

Benjamin the Donkey

User avatar

Joined: 7 Mar 2017
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,311

16 Feb 2024, 10:45 am

In 3rd grade, at age 10, I was tied to a chair with duct tape over my mouth. I would have hoped that this sort of thing existed only in the past.

"Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey."


User avatar

Joined: 17 Jul 2004
Age: 49
Gender: Male
Posts: 113,541
Location: Stalag 13

17 Feb 2024, 10:03 pm

What is wrong with teachers these days?

Who wants to adopt a Sweet Pea?

Emu Egg
Emu Egg

Joined: 1 Mar 2023
Age: 124
Gender: Non-binary
Posts: 3
Location: Lunar Station

21 Feb 2024, 1:53 am

CockneyRebel wrote:
What is wrong with teachers these days?

This is what happens when you underfund public education, jail people for putting the wrong book in the school library, and drive away any empathy and sane person from the education system.