The Bradenton Police Department announced arrest warrants for a teacher and a teacher’s aide who allegedly tied up a 7-year-old boy during recess.
Carina Chindamo, 31, an exceptional education teacher, and Taylor Internicola, 39, a teacher’s aide, will be charged with false imprisonment, police said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.
Police say Chindamo and Internicola were recorded on a security camera tying the wrists of the student, who is non-speaking, on the playground during recess Friday at GD Rogers Garden Elementary School- Bullock, 515 13th Ave. W., Bradenton. .
The nylon rope was then wrapped around the leg of a chair on which Chindamo and Internicola took turns sitting to prevent the child from getting free, police said. The child was forced to sit on the ground for about an hour, police said.
Police said the investigation is still ongoing and they are searching for other potential victims.
Manatee County School District officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday afternoon.
Anyone with information about the case can contact the Bradenton Police Department at (941) 932-9300 or email Detective Dalia Santana at [email protected].