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AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio teacher is in hot water after allegedly posting a photo of her classroom with duct-tape covering their mouths alongside a caption that said “finally found a way to keep them quiet!”

The Akron Beacon Journal reported that the picture was taken and posted by Melissa Cairns in late October or September.

The photo allegedly shows sixteen students in her middle school math class with duct-tape stretched across their mouths. The photo has since been removed.

The board of education voted to terminate the teacher on Jan. 14. She has until Jan. 26 to respond, the paper said.

Cairns has been on paid leave since Oct. 19, a school spokeswoman said.

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