Parents defend teacher in duct tape incident

Kenyatte Hughes, the band director at I.S. 292 in East New York is accused of duct taping a 9-year-old student's mouth.

Kenyatte Hughes, the band director at I.S. 292 in East New York is accused of duct taping a 9-year-old student's mouth.

Kenyatte Hughes, the band director at I.S. 292 in East New York is accused of duct taping a 9-year-old student's mouth. (11/4/15)

EAST NEW YORK - Parents, friends and community members gathered Wednesday outside I.S. 292 in East New York to show support for the teacher accused of duct taping a student's mouth.

Kenyatte Hughes, the band director at I.S. 292, allegedly duct taped a 9-year-old boy's mouth shut. He maintains that he was trying to teach the student a lesson about slavery.

Parents say they believe what is happening to Hughes is a witch hunt propagated by the principal and administration. 

Hughes is charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon.

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