The Syracuse School District has confirmed that a principal and two other employees at LeMoyne Elementary have been placed in paid administrative leave after a "serious parent complaint."
Principal Laura Vieira- Suarez, Administrator Cheryl McDonald and an unnamed teaching assistant are under investigation after a discipline incident involving a nine year old student.
Norma Smith of Syracuse filed the complaint on behalf of her grandson. Smith told 570 WSYR that her grandson was placed in a small, closet-like room for a prolonged period of time about a month ago. She said her fourth grader was being disciplined at the time.
Syracuse Police are also investigating the incident.