THOMASVILLE, Ga. — The founder of a private school in South Georgia pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of first-degree child cruelty against her students, according to several media reports.
The indictment alleged McLean forced one child to lie across a chair with his pants down while other students pinned him down so she could whip him with a yardstick, according to the newspaper. She also threw workbooks at children and choked them on other occasions.
In one incident, she was accused of grabbing a child’s head, twisting their neck and forcing their head onto a table repeatedly.
After the indictment, she was released on a $50,000 bond and moved to the Atlanta area, Thomasville-based WCTV-TV reported.
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