SOUTH BEND — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday in a civil trial in which a La Porte County couple claims a special education teacher at Kingsford Heights Elementary School strapped their 7-year-old autistic daughter into a restraining chair in class.

Charles and Heather Castle filed the federal lawsuit in June 2018, alleging the teacher and two paraprofessionals tied their daughter, K.C., down to a plywood chair with a belt, causing bruises and abrasions to her body.

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