Carmel choir teacher suspended

October 11, 2013

A choir teacher and instructional assistant were suspended by Carmel Clay Schools on Wednesday after being accused of using “teaching techniques not proper for choral instruction,” the district said. Students say Clay Middle School Choir Director Amanda Griffin restrained students with duct tape to eliminate unwanted arm movement during performances and made them do push-ups. The district declined to provide details. “Pending our administrative review of the situation, we have relieved the teacher and instructional assistant from further classroom duties,” it said in a letter to parents.