Special Ed Aide’s Bullying of Student Caught on Tape

(NOTE: Bet this abusive bully assholes consider themselves good Christians too)

by Kristina Chew, November 13, 2011

Yesterday I wrote about a Monroe County, Louisiana, teacher duct-taping a six-year-old boy with special needs to his chair — unfortunately, here’s another report about teachers treating students with special needs inappropriately and even bullying them. Last spring, an Ohio mother had her teenage daughter with special needs wear a wire to record abusive comments made to her by classroom staff in a resource room. Over a period of four days, aide Kelly Chaffins told the student that she was “dumb” and a “liar” and said “No wonder you don’t have any friends.” Chaffins also mocked the student’s physical appearance:

“Don’t you want to get rid of that belly?…Go for a walk. Do you know how to? You are just lazy and your family is lazy.”

Clasroom teacher Christie Wilt, who had taught for seven years at Miami Trace Middle School in Washington Courthouse, Ohio, was also recorded “order[ing]” the student to walk on the treadmill. After 15 minutes, the treadmill broke; the student was then told to run in place, says Brian Garvine, a lawyer for the student’s family.




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