GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- A Guilford County Schools' teacher has resigned amid an investigation into whether she washed out a student's mouth with soap.
Multiple media outlets report Wiley Elementary kindergarten teacher Tiffani Staton resigned Wednesday. Guilford County Schools Chief of Staff Nora Carr says Staton had been suspended without pay Wednesday pending the outcome of the investigation.
Carr says Guilford administrators began investigating a complaint about the incident Wednesday after another Wiley employee alerted the principal that something inappropriate may have happened. Police were called to the school Wednesday and opened a preliminary investigation.
Carr says the student's parent complained to the school Thursday.
Police say if the allegation against Staton is true, they will then go to the district attorney to see whether the incident rises to the level of a crime.