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Speech therapist's license revoked

Posted: 7:10 AM, May 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-20 17:12:31Z

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) -- State officials have revoked the speech therapy license of a woman who admitted to slapping a 6-year-old autistic student.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports the decision by the Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses took effect Tuesday. It comes after Lisa Carriere pleaded guilty to misdemeanor injury to a child in connection with the January incident and was sentenced to two years of probation.

Carriere claimed she hit the student after he raised his hand at her in class. She says the child acted aggressively and she feared for her life.

An investigation by the bureau found the child's cheek was red and swollen days after the incident.

Carriere waived her right to a hearing and agreed to the discipline imposed by the bureau.