Share

Texas couple contends school taped son, 2, to mat

|
Photo - This undated photo provided by Jeffrey Rasansky at Rasansky Law Firm shows a student taped to a nap mat at Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park, Texas. A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming that the North Texas Montessori academy used duct tape to secure their young son to his napping mat to prevent him from wandering about. The suit filed Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, by Brad and Kristi Galbraith claims negligence and other charges against Heart2Heart, west of Fort Worth.  (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jeff Rasansky)
This undated photo provided by Jeffrey Rasansky at Rasansky Law Firm shows a student taped to a nap mat at Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park, Texas. A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming that the North Texas Montessori academy used duct tape to secure their young son to his napping mat to prevent him from wandering about. The suit filed Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, by Brad and Kristi Galbraith claims negligence and other charges against Heart2Heart, west of Fort Worth. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Jeff Rasansky)
Texas

WILLOW PARK, Texas (AP) — A couple has filed a lawsuit claiming that a North Texas Montessori academy used duct tape to secure their young son to his napping mat to prevent him from wandering about.

The suit filed Tuesday by Brad and Kristi Galbraith claims negligence and other charges against the Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park, west of Fort Worth.

It contends academy staff used the tape in June to restrain the 2-year-old and another child. It says a former employee snapped photos of the 2-year-old and forwarded them to the Galbraiths and others.

A phone message left Wednesday at the academy was not immediately returned, but in a previous statement the school said the matter was reported to state Child Protective Services. The statement noted the school has an "exemplary" performance history.

View article comments Leave a comment

More from washingtonexaminer.com