Texas kindergarten teacher arrested after she mistreated one of her students by making him eat his own feces
Mamie Robinson Aplon, 67, daughter of former Jasper mayor RC Horn, has been indicted on a Class A misdemeanor charge of 'official oppression'.
JASPER, TEXAS: A longtime Texas teacher has been arrested and charged after she was accused of mistreating one of her students and making him eat his feces.
Prosecutors involved with the case said Mamie Robinson Aplon, 67, of Jasper, and a kindergarten teacher at Few Primary School on Bulldog Avenue, subjected the child, whose age and name have not been revealed, to mistreatment that caused the boy to "eat his feces" on September 25.
In a statement addressing the horrific incident, Jasper ISD Superintendent Dr Steve Hyden said the authorities were notified and Aplon had immediately been placed on leave after the allegations came to light.
"The alleged incident was reported to campus administrators on the day of the incident and the district immediately placed the teacher on administrative leave and informed the Jasper Police Department and Child Protective Services," it read. "The district has cooperated fully during the investigation of this matter and will continue to do so."
"As this is a sensitive student and personnel matter, the district cannot provide further details about the incident. However, the issue of the safety and well-being of Jasper students is our top priority," it added.
Aplon was indicted by a Jasper County grand jury on a Class A misdemeanor charge of "official oppression" on Thursday, October 31, and arrested by Jasper Police.
In the indictment, obtained by KJAS, Aplon was accused of intentionally subjecting the victim, identified as EJ "to mistreatment that the defendant knew was unlawful, namely causing EJ to eat his own feces, and the defendant was then and there acting under the color of her employment as an educator."
Aplon, who is the daughter of RC Horn, who had served as a mayor of Jasper, was arraigned by Jasper County Judge Mark Allen on Friday, November 1, and had her bond set at $10,000.