Teacher Resigns after Washing Student's Mouth with Soap

A Greensboro, NC teacher has resigned after washing a student's mouth with soap.

Tiffani Staton taught kindergarten at Wiley Elementary School, according to Guilford County Schools. Susan Danielsen with the Greensboro Police Department said school officials reported the incident to police Tuesday after a parent told them what happened. Police began investigating the next day, and school officials suspended the teacher. Guilford County Schools confirmed Staton resigned Thursday.

"When you take your child to school, you trust that they're in the best of care and you don't want anything done to them that you wouldn't do," said Setaria James, a local parent.

The school system released the following statement:

"We are deeply concerned that this occurred," said Nora Murray, spokesperson for Guilford County Schools. "There is no reason to discipline a child in this manner at school. We expect our 10,000 employees to show only the greatest care and concern for our students, and the vast majority of our staff do so each and every day."

Staton will not face charges because everyone involved agreed the situation has been resolved well enough without it.