Teacher Arrested for 'Cruelty' to Third-Grader

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Saint Gabriel police have arrested a third-grade schoolteacher and booked her with cruelty to a juvenile.

The parents of a student at East Iberville School filed a complaint against 46-year-old Julie Landry of Plaquemine, accusing her of forcing their son to unclog a restroom toilet with his hands May 7th.

Landry has been placed on leave with pay.

Landry is a first-year teacher, participating in an alternative certification program.