Preschool Kids Allegedly Forced to Strip Naked as Form of Punishment: Police

The teachers have been placed on administrative leave.
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The punishment had allegedly been occurring since February.

Preschool students in Illinois were reportedly forced to strip naked and put in a closet when they were misbehaving at school

Four students, who were part of Head Start program at Illinois University Edwardsville, were allegedly forced to take off their clothes, a school official told

"Children would misbehave in class and this teacher would have them disrobe and stand them, make them stand inside a closet for five or 10 minutes as their discipline. Then they would redress and join the class," Campus Police Chief Kevin Schmoll told the CBS News.

The punishment had allegedly been going on since February, but it wasn’t until that week that campus police were notified by one of the student's parents, authorities said. Two teachers have since been put on administrative leave while an investigation continues.

The primary teacher allegedly responsible had been at the school for three years, according to reports. Another teacher, 41, had worked at the school for five years and didn’t report the other teacher’s behavior, according to police.

“We felt that was very inappropriate and possibly there's some criminal action, charges could come as a result of this," Schmoll continued. 

Police said charges could follow after the children in the class undergo a more detailed interview.