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Suwannee Elementary accused of child abuse not returning to classroom

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Posted at 5:11 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 13:33:51-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A second grade teacher at Suwannee Elementary School is not returning to her classroom, instead she's resuming a position as reading resource teacher.

As we previously reported, Veronica Daquila was put on administrative leave with pay in August after allegations she refused to let a student use the bathroom. The boy's parent told us he urinated on himself.

Suwannee County Schools Superintended Ted Roush released this statement saying:

“Pertaining to the allegations of child neglect and abuse regarding Suwannee Elementary School teacher Veronica Daquila, the Suwannee County School District's internal investigation did not reveal evidence to support the original complaint.

"Mrs. Daquila will not be returning to her previous classroom, instead, she will resume a position as Reading Resource Teacher... a position she previously held for many years. He says the school district's investigation has closed, and the State Attorney's Office investigation should be closing either today or tomorrow.

"I feel 100% confident that there will be no impeding charges from the State Attorney's Office. We look forward to a productive year for Veronica Daquila and Suwannee Elementary School.”

Suwanee Elementary currently has a substitute teacher taking over the classroom that Mrs. Daquila previously occupied.

The school board is actively seeking a more permanent replacement, with the job posting closing Thursday. After Thursday, they will begin to screen and interview potential applicants to take over for the rest of the year.