Clearwater teacher Melanie Jo Fox arrested for abusing special needs children

5:25 PM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
Fox is accused of binding the hands and pulling the hair of the six-year-old girl, and pushing down the eight-year-old boy.
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Clearwater, Florida --  A teacher from Skycrest Elementary School was arrested on Thursday for allegedly abusing two special needs students.

44-year-old Melanie Jo Fox is accused of kicking and pulling a 6-year-old girl's hair, hitting her with a book and binding the girl's hands with tape. Clearwater Police say she is also facing charges for pushing an 8-year-old boy down and binding his hands with a rubber band.

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An investigation is ongoing, but police believe the abuse began in January and continued through last week.

Fox is an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher at Skycrest.

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