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A North Carolina teacher is accused of putting a disabled student in a trash can.

News outlets report 51-year-old Robin Johnson was arrested Thursday on charges of misdemeanor assault on a disabled person. Iredell County deputies say a therapist reported the allegations after speaking with children who accused Johnson of putting them in trash or recycling bins during the past two school years.

A sheriff’s office statement says evidence indicates that Johnson put a disabled Cloverleaf Elementary student in a trash can at least twice.

The Iredell-Statesville School District says Johnson is suspended with pay pending an internal investigation.

Source: WRAL