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Date: 04/25/12 06:33 AM

41 Responses to Dad Records Teacher Bullying His Autistic Son

  1. Profile photo of OpsAss13
    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 6:35 am
    Link: Dad Records Teacher Bullying His Autistic Son - He used a hidden microphone and it`s 17:00 minutes, but the recording will infuriate and sadden you.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 6:58 am
    I would have burned the teachers house down. Horrible? In my childhood years I was abused in simmilar ways to the child. Over the years grew I became more resentfull of authority. Now I hate teachers... I HATE them. In my eyes they burn.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:09 am
    I`m with this guy 100%...
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    Wowummwow Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:10 am

    With all that resentment that you hold for teachers it truly is amazing that somehow you still learned to read and write.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:11 am
    I would like to see the internet vigilantes get a hold of those teachers and publicly humiliate them. that would be satisfying.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:13 am
    Well, at least they`re planning on sterilizing themselves.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:14 am
    I know this will sound bad, but I think the Dad was over reacting. He was making it out like the teacher was evil. The teacher was frustrated and saying mean things under her breath. Enough that she needs to be disciplined, IMO. But to ask her for a public apology and to resign, is over the top.

    Any sort of abuse against a student, especially one with autism, is unacceptable. In this case however, it was more of a situation where the teacher was inappropriate. Not an evil twisted torturer like the Father was trying to make her out to be.
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:15 am
    cherry hill schools letter
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:32 am
    Patchouly, I see your point, and for a child with normal faculties i would agree, but you have to be particular with austistic children case by case and if you arent willing to do that then you shouldnt try to teach them
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Dad is justifyably angry about a problem. Good
    Dad gathered proof. Good
    Dad presented that proof to authorities. Good
    Authorities too appropriate action. Good

    Posting on YouTube was just being a whining little bitch about it. Bad
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:39 am
    @Patchouly, while I agree that it could have been frustration, I also think that these teachers/aides know what they are getting into when working with children that have special needs. Telling a child that he cannot see his father and also calling him a bastard is just being vicious. There is no need for it. If she gets this easily frustrated with children, she needs to find another line of work.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:40 am
    T`is a dad who cares. Those teachers are disgusting.
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    spreekiller Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:58 am
    My wife is a special education teacher (prob why I married her , I need lots of help). Anyways , she sees unfit teachers shuffled to new schools and even promoted to administration (to keep them away from kids) just so the county/state doesn`t have to go toe to toe with the teachers union. SO I don`t think this father is whining, just using one of the only levers of justice left to citizens when going against the leviathan of government of huge corporations, massive public shame. One of the beautiful side benefits of the internet (Thanks Al Gore!!!)

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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 7:59 am
    Posting on YouTube was just being a whining little bitch about it. Bad

    I disagree. It`s important people are aware of and looking out for mistreatment of our kids by the people we are supposed to trust them to.
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    Hylia Female 30-39
    59 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 8:53 am
    I wonder how low in her self-esteem someone can be to need to feel superior by bullying 10 years old autistic children.

    The system need to help those teachers.
    The system need to reach out and offer therapies and support because it`s really not a easy job.
    They system need to reevaluate who is psychologically fit for this kind of job.
    And the system need to show the door to those who just can`t do it.

    Yes, it is a incredibly hard job. I`m not gonna lie to you, it DOES get extremely frustrating at times and you sometimes may dream in your head to shout back at them and even hit them. They all think of it at one point. But they should NEVER do anything like that.

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    Rook12 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 9:03 am
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 9:20 am
    I have worked with autistic people, and i can say, its really hard, but to make fun of them in that kind of way. You need to have something wrong in your head, its just not funny.
    If you are an outsider i might see why you would bully a kid like that, but if you have been trained and work with them everyday, its just not possible, you have to have a mental disorder/minority complex to be able to do that. She could have scarred that kid for life, and she knew that. And this dad is completely powerless in this situation, this is the only way he could act, in a decent manner.
    TL:DR, that teacher needs some help herself/not work with children.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 9:32 am
    Gerry: I have to disagree with you. There are some really bad teachers in our school systems around the country, the unions over protect and coddle them.

    We desperately need to sweep out the bad teachers and keep the good ones, a house cleaning in that regard is decades and decades overdue.

    Calling a caring Dad a "whining little bitch" is bullying in and of itself. It`s sad that this mistreatment wasn`t caught earlier and that this child had to endure these monstrous people for so long.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 9:48 am
    I looked after after a 7 year old autistic girl for 3 years. Took her to all her speech therapy sessions, her schools, etc. I sat in on all of them too. Anyone who does this to autistic children deserves to be fired. This is absolutely appalling.

    Autistic children are pretty amazing to work with. I had a 5 year old girl read me a 30 page book without looking at the pages, but she recited each page WORD FOR WORD. Incredible. Autistic children are indeed gifted and special in a lot of ways, but the downside is they suffer from being completely and totally inept socially.

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    danagamer Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 10:17 am
    they were fired:
    read article
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 11:11 am
    that dad has a solid handle on things. I like him
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    Why put a retard in school?Should have locked it up in a home for retards.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Somebody needs to be introduced to Mr. Crowbar.
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    tsheriff Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm
    wow robosnitz youre pretty phucking stupid huh
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    rickwhite Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    1) robosnitz--you are an ignorant dick.
    2) Gerry1of1--you`re wrong. Putting it on youtube is the best thing he could have done. It gives the victim a VOICE. He can express his feelings, in his own words, unedited--something we never get from mass media.
    3) Patchouly... you said it yourself... "any sort of abuse against a student, especially one with autism, is unacceptable." It was abuse. Special Needs children require extra care. Perhaps with a normal child it is inappropriate? But SPECIAL NEEDS means you have to give a little extra when caring for them.

    I know MANY teachers (8) in various levels of education. It IS a difficult job... very much so... it takes a certain passion to do that job. Unfortunately there are many teachers who don`t have that passion who are in education. They are the ones the union needs to stop protecting.

    Lastly... imagine that it is YOUR kid.
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5370 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    Gerry, "appropriate" action? Are you serious?

    Those ladies do not deserve to be teachers, and they are horrid people. I would say that the action is far from "appropriate".
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    goofyllama Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    robosnitz you miss spelled the teachers name there.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    I have Downs Syndrome so I can say those things.
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    deputy Male 50-59
    449 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    robosnitz: they should cut your internet access, and only give you books that are appropriate for level of understanding.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35680 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    @ elkingo - the kid`s teacher was fired.
    Yes, I would call that appropriate. What do you want them to do? Drag her by the heals through the street crying `Burn Witch Burn` ?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    35680 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    CrakrJak, I agree the teaching sytem and teachers union have failed us. I was only commenting on this one incident, not the entire industry.

    But I agree with you for the most part about them.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2423 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 4:58 pm
    Meh, I went to Catholic school. It was much worse than this. One teacher in particular... he was of Middle Eastern descent, taught algebra.

    He would step on our toes while we were seated at our desks and ask "Does it hurt?" I remember hearing him call my friend "pathetic", repeatedly. One time he dragged me across the room by my ear. I spent every recess for about 3 months (winter months) sitting outside on the pavement doing algebra. I heard (can`t confirm but my brother could) stories of him calling students "trash" and making them stand in the trash can. He would look down the girls` shirts while standing behind them. He was a sadistic, twisted man.

    Several years later someone spray painted "Child Molester" on his house and fire bombed his garage.
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    Kleion Female 18-29
    87 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    Unacceptable. To those of you who say he`s just whining, I simply don`t understand where you`re coming from. As a victim of bullying myself, I can tell you all that it was bad enough when they ignored everything that was happening. If they had actually been partaking in that bullying, I`m honestly not entirely sure I would still be ALIVE right now. This child was ten years old, and AUTISTIC. This man is right when he says people like this don`t deserve to be teachers. This woman is a scumbag, as are her cohorts. I might have felt some sympathy with her getting impatient with any other child, but you signed up KNOWING you would be working with kids who have special needs. These people are immature, selfish children in adult bodies who should never have had these jobs to begin with! They deserve nothing less than being fired and banned from any future jobs involving the education or care of children.
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
    601 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    This... Is just disgusting...

    My nephew is 5 years old. He is a beautiful, amazing, sharp little boy with autism. He may not be able to speak, but he is so crafty and resourceful (you should see him on an iPad... scary how well he can use that...)

    I would die if I ever found out someone treated my little guy like this...
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm
    @ RickWhite Gerry 101 kind of has a point on that, publicly releasing it is kind of a double edged sword, because if it ever becomes a legal matter it will be harder to have and objective result. Especially on audio that was probably illegally obtained so probably wouldn`t be allowed as evidence.

    On the other hand if it wasn`t released publicly there probably wouldn`t have been any chance at justice at all for this man and his son, the "protectors/authorities" would just lie to protect their "own" and not the victim at least when you bring it publicly it coerces those who would like to stand in the way of justice to stop protecting the offender or be dragged down along with them.

    Of course there will always be people who would like to back the offender anyway whether they feel some kind of connection to them or maybe do the same things as them and can see themselves in their shoes, all you can do is to lead by example and try not to discriminate o
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    on any basis.*
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    humanmonster Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    LOL. Try private Roman Catholic School dude.
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    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2012 at 2:36 am
    This video would be much more effective if the dad hadn`t ranted so much. Not saying he didn`t have reason to but he did get a little rant happy. Also `the set up` for most of the clips was at best unnecessarily long, he should have minimized the talkie talkie and just let the audio speak for itself.

    Having said that, those people are disgusting and none of them should work with children again. This may be a little overboard but it seems like special needs classes should be recorded and monitored to prevent these kind of situations from happening.
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    infantry0 Male 30-39
    164 posts
    April 27, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    good thing this isn`t illinois. He`d be going to prison for wiretap law vilolations. As effed up as it is
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 27, 2012 at 11:19 pm
    He appears to be just shy of popping a cap in their collective arses.

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