Parents of the Oak View Elementary students were stunned and furious at the allegations involving 4-year-old children.

2 DeKalb pre-K teachers resign, allegedly zip-tied students’ hands

Two DeKalb County pre-K teachers resigned after students accused them of tying their hands behind their backs with zip-ties, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Oak View Elementary School suspended the two teachers after a parent said they tied two young girls’ hands behind their backs as a form of punishment on Monday, Channel 2 reported.

The school’s principal sent a letter to parents on Thursday that said: “Steps were taken immediately to investigate the allegations that were made including removing the Staff members from duty pending resolution of the investigation.”

This letter was sent to Oak View Elementary School parents after two students' hands were allegedly zip-tied behind their backs. (Photo: Channel 2 Action News)

The investigation is ongoing, but the news station reported the two teachers have resigned.

The mother of one of the two girls, who had their hands allegedly zip-tied, told Channel 2 she’s furious that this happened to her 4-year-old.

“I said, ‘OMG, that’s like being in jail in handcuffs,’” the mother, who asked to remain anonymous, said. “How can someone do this to a 4-year-old child?” 

The names of the two teachers have not been released. The elementary school is located on Oakvale Road in Decatur and is part of the DeKalb County School District.

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