Shafeeq Syid Shamsid-Deen, 31, is accused of locking a kindergartner, five, in a broom closet at the school in Baton Rouge
A charter school principal who was accused of locking a kindergartner in a broom closet in Baton Rouge has been suspended and police have issued a warrant for his arrest.
Laurel Oaks principal Shafeeq Syid Shamsid-Deen, 31, will be arrested on felony cruelty to a juvenile and misdemeanor false imprisonment charges, according to an arrest warrant signed on Monday.
On August 22, a teacher heard a child crying and screaming, so she and two other teachers started to search for the child.
The search led them to a closet in the school cafeteria that was locked from the outside.
Inside the closet a hysterical five-year-old girl surrounded by paint, garbage bags, spiders and roaches.
When confronted about the incident by a teacher, the Laurel Oaks principal said: ''Thank you for your observation and note. We will