No charges for Calif. teacher accused of tying kid

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Posted: May 03, 2013 5:43 PM

PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California have decided not to pursue any criminal charges against a former teacher accused of tying up a 2-year-old girl when she worked at a preschool.

Alameda County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Teresa Drenick declined to elaborate on the decision to the Oakland Tribune ( ) this week except to say the DA's office reviewed the evidence and declined to file charges.

The girl's parents have sued Centerpointe Church and Preschool in Pleasanton and the teacher, alleging she bound their daughter's hands and feet with masking tape when the toddler wouldn't take a nap. The lawsuit identifies the teacher as 25-year-old Angela Calcagno.

It says Calcagno later shared photos of the bound child with teachers and the child's mother.

A call to Calcagno was not immediately returned on Friday.