The Granite School District has suspended a teacher who had two special education pupils stripped to their underwear before sending them to a timeout booth.

Spokesman Kent Gardner said Thursday that Brenda Monson also will be put on probation for one year and reassigned from Carl Sandburg Elementary.The teacher had said she took the action to keep the youths from scratching paint in the timeout booth with the buttons and zippers on their pants.

One 11-year-old boy said the incident was embarrassing and some of his classmates blame him for the teacher's problems. But he said he forgives her and is glad she was not fired.