(Manchester Union Leader) A former teacher at Jewett Street School was sent to jail for seven days this week, after pleading guilty to three assault charges against a 6-year-old student. One involved putting pepper on the girl’s tongue, prosecutors said.

Donna Varney, 55, is the second Manchester special-education teacher to plead guilty this year to misdemeanor abuse charges involving their students. Varney was also ordered to relinquish any teaching credentials, undergo a mental health exam, and accept no job or volunteer position that puts her in a position of authority over young children or handicapped people.

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