A gym teacher in the US has been arrested after allegedly tying a skipping rope around students' necks in order to "discipline" them.
Authorities arrived at Herndon Barstow Elementary in Fresno, California, after the local sheriff's office received a call saying students had been injured, Fox 26 reports.
It's alleged teacher Peter Samhammer, 64, attempted to punish students – all aged between nine and 11 years old – by tightening and loosening a skipping rope around their necks.
Detectives from the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said the victims had red marks on their necks and shoulders after the incident.
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Samhammer was arrested and charged with four counts of child abuse, Fox 26 reports.