NYC teacher barred from having access to students

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – A New York City special education teacher charged with negligent homicide in the death of her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter has been barred from having access to students.

An Education Department spokeswoman tells the Journal News Nicole Diggs of Yonkers has been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of her case.

Diggs pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday. She’s being held on $25,000 bail.

Prosecutors say the girl, Alayah Saverese, did not receive adequate food, medical care or hygiene.

Diggs worked at P.S. 152 Evergreen in the Bronx.

She had been awarded nearly $2.1 million to take care of Alayah. The trust money was established after Diggs won a settlement in a 2006 medical malpractice suit against the medical center where Alayah was born.

Information from: The Journal News,

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