A charter school principal in Baton Rouge is being sought on felony and misdemeanor charges.

Police say 31-year-old Shafeeq Syid Shamsid-Deen is accused of locking a five-year-old girl in a broom closet at Laurel Oaks Charter. The child told investigators the punishment happened multiple times when the principal deemed her behavior to be "bad."

A warrant was issued Monday that accuses Shamsid-Deen of felony cruelty to a juvenile and misdemeanor false imprisonment.

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