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TECEC teacher charged with abuse

Police said she abused a 3-year-old student.

Jean Marie Pulaski, 48, a teacher at the Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center (TECEC) was arrested for allegedly pushing a child's head onto a desk.

Pulaski, of Cliff Lawn Road, Stratford, is charged with second-degree breach of peace and was released after posting $10,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear July 20 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

Deputy Police Chief Michael Harry said,

"On May 4, 2012, the mother of a trumbull-monroe head start program reported that her 3 year old daughter was assaulted while attending class.  the incident occurred on April 24 and in addition to already being investigated by the Trumbull school authorities, was also forwarded to the Department of Children and Families.

Through interviews, it was learned that the child was to put her head down on the desk, along with the other students, for ‘quiet time’ and that the child didn’t. Ms. Pulaski that forced the child’s head down to the desktop twice. The incident was witnessed by the school nurse and reported to school officials.  The child was examined by the school nurse and not found to have any visible injuries."

Pulaski, who worked there for 12 years, has been placed on leave from her job, the Connecticut Post newspaper stated.

TECEC is a preschool program. Half of the students have special needs.

Further details of the warrant are available here.

Carol Hudak July 19, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Abuse only teaches abuse. Hit a child and you teach them to hit someone else. Sick.
John C July 19, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Amen Phil U. Everyone seems to have forgotten the diffrence between disopline and abuse... or do the choose to bend the rules to suite their agenda... Just a thought.
Lori V. July 23, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Before making a comment, I read the "for further details of the warrant read here". It includes more information regarding this completely out of control "teacher" who also happened to pull the hair of this innocent child. Phil, read the full warrant and really think about what your reaction would be if you were notified by your child's school and you learned that your child was on the receiving end of this nut's abuse and it was abuse. As a father, you know that a 3 year-old is still basically a baby.
Phil U. July 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM
Will do Lori V. Didn't see that and wondered what the full story was. Thanks
Eli M November 28, 2012 at 09:17 PM
I wouldn't say its just the liberals, but the entire direction of America has become wussified. Back in the day kids wouldnt dare even look wrong at their parents because back un the day parents could whoop their kids without stupid DCF getting in the way. Kids learned to respect their parents and learned to behave alot better. More kids than ever smack their parents now and act disorderly, they're even swearing younger than ever, and its all because of that stupid DCF.

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