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Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter

An Ohio teacher accused of punishing students with duct tape resigned in January.

Charles Igwekala-Nweke taught math at two schools within Cincinnati Public Schools since 2015, but resigned Jan. 18, according to The Associated Press Saturday.

District officials learned about the alleged duct-taping incident in December 2018, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

“In my 7th bell, students were talking during their semester exam,” Igwekala-Nweke wrote in an email to Hughes STEM High School principal Kathy Wright, according to the Enquirer. “In the efforts of maintaining a proper test environment, I told students I would give them zeros to counter their conversations. But, instead of giving them reprimands and zeros on their semester exam, I proceeded to using duct tape on students.”

At least three students accused Igwekala-Nweke of using duct tape on them, according to the AP.

Pictured is a student taking a test. SHUTTERSTOCK/ panitanphoto

Pictured is a student taking a test. SHUTTERSTOCK/ panitanphoto

A student also reportedly told a teacher that “Mr. Igwekala-Nweke had placed duct tape on his mouth” in December 2018, according to the Enquirer.

“I allowed gross rationale to justify gross behavior,” Igwekala-Nweke said in the email, the Enquirer reported. (RELATED: Students And Parents File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Colleges Following Admissions Bribery Scandal)

CPS spokeswoman Lauren Worley said the district conducted an investigation and reported the allegations to the Ohio Department of Education.

“As soon as the school principals were informed, they met immediately with the employee, removed him from the classroom and instructed him to not return to any CPS schools pending an investigation,” Worley said, according to the Enquirer.

CPS did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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A Cincinnati Public Schools teacher who acknowledged putting duct tape over students’ mouths to discipline them has resigned.

District spokeswoman Lauren Worley says Charles Igwekala-Nweke resigned in January.

Igwekala-Nweke taught math at Clark Montessori High School and Hughes STEM High School and had worked for the district since 2015.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday that school records show a student told another teacher Igwekala-Nweke put tape over his mouth in December.

Igwekala-Nweke wrote in an email to Hughes Principal Kathy Wright that he taped students’ mouths shut instead of reprimanding them for talking during an exam.

At least three students told officials their mouths were taped shut.

Igwekala-Nweke later apologized, saying he allowed "gross rationale to justify gross behavior."

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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Kentucky will face another lawsuit after The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced it will sue the state over its latest move to ban abortions that discriminate on the basis of gender, sex or race.

House Bill 5 passed the Senate by a 32-4 vote Wednesday and will “prohibit an abortion if the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion, in whole or in part, because of an unborn child’s sex, race, color, national origin, or disability, except in the case of a medical emergency,” according to the legislation.

“The passage of House Bill 5 represents a thinly veiled effort of the Kentucky General Assembly to advance their anti-abortion agenda under the guise of an anti-discrimination bill. This law will do nothing to improve the lives of Kentuckians with disabilities,” staff attorney at Kentucky’s ACLU, Heather Gatnarek, said in a statement slamming the bill, according to Cincinnati Public Radio.

The ACLU is a nonprofit legal and advocacy organization.

“Kentucky politicians are relentless in their attempts to eliminate abortion access. We represent the last remaining abortion clinic in the state and this will be our fourth lawsuit in 3 years to ensure the people can get the care they need,” ACLU attorney Brigitte Amiri also tweeted(RELATED: Mother Of Down Syndrome Child Calls Ban On Down Syndrome Abortions ‘Almost Criminal’)

Democratic Kentucky Sen. Reggie Thomas said pro-life lawmakers should support funding for education and social services rather than attack women’s reproductive rights. “If you want to be pro-family … let’s fund public education so every child in this state can have a quality education … Let’s fix our broken welfare system and health care system,” Thomas said, Cincinnati Public Radio reported.

Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin responded to the news of the coming lawsuit with a tweet staunchly defending the bill.

Bevin is expected to sign the bill into law, but the ACLU‘s announcement that it will challenge the bill will likely delay a signature on the legislation.

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