Teacher Let Off Easy After Spiking Student’s Soda With Hot Sauce, Parents Say
A Florida teacher found guilty of abuse after allowing a special education student to drink soda spiked with hot sauce got off too easy, the student’s parents say.
Sylvia Tagle was found guilty of child abuse in September stemming from a 2007 incident where she allowed a student with a disability to drink soda which had Tabasco sauce in it.
The special education teacher claimed that she just likes hot sauce in her drink. But prosecutors said Tagle used an abusive tactic to try to teach the student not to take items from her desk.
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Tagle faced up to five years in prison for the conviction. But this week the student’s parents were outraged when Tagle was sentenced to two years of probation and community service instead. She no longer has her teaching position, reports NBC Miami. To read more click here.