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Former 'Survivor' Contestant, Christian School Principal Taped Students Mouths Shut For Too Much Talking: Cops

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Source: Slidell police; MEGA

Apr. 8 2022, Published 9:28 a.m. ET

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A former constant on “Survivor” and principal of a Christian school in Louisiana faces charges for allegedly taping students’ mouths shut.

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The Slidell police in Louisiana arrested Pastor John Raymond, 60, in connection to the incident. He was charged with three counts of cruelty to juveniles.

Raymond is the headmaster of Lakeside Christian School in Slidell and was the first person voted off “Survivor: Thailand” in 2002.

In March, child services informed police about potential child abuse at the school, according to Slidell police. The complaint stated that Raymond taped multiple students’ mouths shut as discipline.

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Investigators determined several students were removed from a class for excessive talking, police noted. Then, Raymond took a roll of packing tape and wrapped the tape around the students’ heads.

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He then sent the students back to class for 45 minutes before another school administrator removed the tape, according to Slidell police. A teacher had to use scissors to free the students.

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The teenage victims claimed they had trouble breathing and the removal process was painful, police stated.

Raymond turned himself in to police once the warrants were issued, police said.

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Source: Slidell police; MEGA

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