Chicago teacher had friend beat student, 9, with belts

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(NBC News) A Chicago public school teacher is accused of enlisting the help of a friend to beat one of her 9-year-old students with belts, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the student’s mother Thursday.

Asia Gaines filed the suit against the Chicago Board of Education; her son’s homeroom teacher, Kristen Haynes; and Haynes’ childhood friend, Juanita Tyler.

The suit alleges that Haynes, 50, invited Tyler, 56, to George W. Tilton Elementary School “for the purpose of corporally punishing” Gaines’ son, identified only as JC, on Sept. 20, 2018.

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