A northeastern Pennsylvania school teacher has apologized for emails in which she said accommodating a special needs student was similar to appeasing Adolph Hitler.

The (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens' Voice says Wyoming Area School District teacher Amy Kosko issued the apology Monday.

The elementary school teacher is apologizing for emails sent in 2014 when school officials were following up on an educational plan for the girl, now a 12-year-old seventh grader with a learning disability.

The girl's mother obtained the emails through an open records request as part of the ongoing dispute about her daughter's education.

Kosco apologized for the Hitler comparison and for writing, "It would be nice if we spent this much extra time" on students who "are going to amount to something" and calling the girl "ignorant and insolent."