published Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

5-year-old child locked in Memphis school closet

MEMPHIS — Police say a Memphis teacher locked a 5-year-old girl in a closet, then left the school.

Shelby County Schools says the teacher, whose name was not released, has been suspended.

According to police, the teacher at A.B. Hill Elementary locked up the kindergarten student on Tuesday.

Police say the child was not harmed and the teacher was not at the school when police arrived.

Police and school officials are investigating. No charges had been filed as of Wednesday afternoon.

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