As a parent of a special needs child, the last thing one would imagine is your child’s teacher heckling him or her. Well, a 5th grade teacher in Michigan is now fighting for her job after recording an autistic student who was stuck in a chair.
According to the New York Daily News, Nicole McVey, a teacher at Oaktree Elementary in Goodrich, recorded a video showing an 11-year-old boy struggling to free himself from the back of a chair. The 10-minute video features McVey asking the student how he got himself stuck in the chair and if he wants to be “tasered.”
In more disturbing news, Principal Michael Ellis can later be heard saying the incident is “not really an emergency.” Ellis reportedly resigned shortly after the incident, and McVey is now facing tenure charges and could be fired.
Is this the future of our public school system?