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Mom claims teacher put soap in 10-year-old son's mouth

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A local mother says a teacher put a bar of soap in her son's mouth. Now, she wants that teacher gone.

"I was very upset, hurt, confused. I just didn't understand why this even had to happen," said Ciara White.

White says her 10-year-old son got into an argument with another student at Camp Curtin while the teacher was out last week. White says when the teacher came back she learned what happened and gave the boy a punishment.

"She told me to go by the sink and she got a bar of soap and she started rubbing it on my tongue," said White's son Donald Thomas.

White says when she found out she was angry and confused.

"So many questions, first of all why would a teacher do that? What kind of soap? I mean I just don't understand why a teacher would do that," said White.

She says when she got to the school she called the police. Because to her, this is assault.

Harrisburg police confirmed they went to the school, took a report and they say they referred it back to the school.

"It's definitely assault, maybe even poisoning. Soap doesn't belong in someone's mouth," said White.

We reached out to the Harrisburg Education Association, who says they can't comment on confidential matters such as this and would not confirm anything happened.

We also reached out to the Harrisburg School District, who has yet to get back to us.

White's son says he wants to go back to school, if he doesn't have to see the teacher again.

"I do want to go back to the school, if she doesn't work there anymore. I just don't wanna stay in that class," said Thomas.

His mom, however, isn't sure she's going to send him back at all.

"I want him to go to school, learn, be productive and behave and come home and I don't know if that is possible right now," said White.

White says if he son was causing problems previously she wasn't notified. She says she would've handled it at home if he was.

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