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Teacher records herself and principal making fun of autistic boy who was stuck in chair

By Mason White 12:10 PM March 3, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A teacher has angered many people after she shared a video of herself making fun of an autistic boy in her care.

The elementary school teacher has been criticized for recording herself and the school principal while making fun of the autistic boy, who became trapped in the chair.

Instead of helping the autistic boy, the teacher recorded his pain. Nicole McVey recorded the video with her cellphone when the 11 year old, who has Asperger syndrome, became trapped in the back of the chair at the Oaktree Elementary School in Goodrich, Michigan.

The video showed the boy struggling to free himself. McVey asked how he became trapped in the chair and if he wanted to get Tasered.

The principal, Michael Ellis, was also in the room at the time and was heard making a negative comment. A maintenance worker eventually came to free the child from the chair.

The teacher shared the video with school staff and friends. The principal has resigned after the incident. School administrators voted to fire the teacher.

However, she has the right to appeal the decision. So far, she was placed on paid leave.