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Memphis teacher allegedly locked 5-year-old in closet as punishment, then went home sick

A Memphis kindergartner was left locked in a closet after her teacher apparently punished her and went home sick without telling anyone about the girl. The mother of 5-year-old Akeelah Joseph said the principal at A.B. Hill Elementary called her about two hours after a substitute teacher found the child,…