Milton principal faces investigation



Harmony Elementary School Principal Jeanne Smith tells Janesville police she stepped on an autistic student's legs in an attempt to “coax” the boy into reaching the peak of a tantrum so he'd settle down.  She told investigators her actions, which staff told police, included her yelling comments like "You're a rotten kid," and "if you hurt me, I'll hurt you."  Police reports indicate she claimed this was part of a plan to get the second-grade boy to settle down from an emotional outburst that had landed him in the school's isolation room February 18th.  Smith was put on administrative leave after the incident was reported to Superintendent Tim Schigur by school aides who witnessed it.  Police have determined Smith committed no crimes, but the school district plans its own investigation.

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