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Schoolteacher accused of putting a plastic bag over 10-year-old's head
Schoolteacher accused of putting a plastic bag over 10-year-old's head

A fourth-grade teacher in Los Angeles has been arrested after allegedly placing a plastic bag over a 10-year-old girl’s head during class. Thelmo Garcia, 37, a teacher at Rosewood Elementary School, faces one count of child abuse in the Feb. 5 incident, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. He was arrested Wednesday at an off-campus location and was being held on $100,000 bail. On Friday, Garcia pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors said Garcia placed the bag over the student’s head while in class and then waited. After several seconds, he removed the bag, according to the district attorney’s office. Garcia was removed from the campus...

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