Karns High School Teacher Placed on Administrative Leave

Knoxville (WVLT) - A special education teacher at Karns High School is on paid administrative leave.

Knox County School Spokesman Russ Oaks tells us Cathy Romanczuk is accused of taping a student's mouth closed on Friday. The incident was reported by another staff member, and the teacher was placed on leave on Monday.

Oaks tells us Romanczuk's contract had not been renewed prior to this incident, so she will not return to Knox County Schools next year.

She's only been at Karns for a few months.

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  • by Jeffery Location: Knoxville on May 11, 2007 at 09:03 PM
    We focus too much on the license and not enough on the person. Both parents work in Special Ed which makes one question the condition their children are being raised in
  • by Volfan Location: Powell on May 11, 2007 at 02:08 PM
    I'm just glad the assistant turned her in! I can't imagine doing that to a child. No, I can't imagine what her poor children go through. Hopefully there will be an investigation from DCS
  • by Susan Location: Knoxville on May 11, 2007 at 07:48 AM
    I know the family of the teacher. Child Welfare should investigate them.....They have two mentally handicapped children of their own. If she would tape the mouth shut on a child she had in her class, can you imagine what she does to her own children at home?


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