(WFTV-TV) An Osceola County teacher accused of using hot sauce to discipline an autistic student demanded that a judge give her job back on Thursday.

Lillian Gomez was fired earlier this year after she was caught dousing both crayons and playdough in the hot sauce, before she force-fed it to a 5-year-old, authorities said.

A two-day administrative hearing began on Thursday.

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