A fifteen year old with learning disabilities took matters into his own hands to prove that his complaints of bullying within a special education math class were true. The sophomore made a seven minute audio recording on his school-issued iPad to prove to his mother that he was indeed being bullied. His experiences included numerous incidents perpetuated by goons who took great delight in bashing the student in the head with textbooks, threatening burns with cigarette lighters, and repeatedly tripping and shoving him.
According to his mother, Shea Love, the audio overwhelmingly proved what her son had been telling her:
“…as the teacher is heard attempting to help her son with a math problem, a student says, “You should pull his pants down!” Another student replies, “No, man. Imagine how bad that (c**t) smells! No one wants to smell that (t**t).” As the recording continues, the teacher instructs the classroom that they may only talk if it pertains to math. Shortly thereafter, a loud noise is heard on the recording, which her son explained was a book being slammed down next to him after a student pretended to hit him in the head with it. When the teacher yells, the student exclaims, “What? I was just trying to scare him!” A group of boys are heard laughing…”
After hearing the audio, Shea Love was outraged–as any mother would be–and did exactly what any mother would do. She contacted the school.
Did the school immediately investigated the allegations, hold the teacher accountable for allowing such classroom behavior and discipline the students for their callous treatment of the boy?
Nope. That would make that too much sense….
Instead, the boy was threatened with charges of felony wiretapping and was forced to delete the recording by school administrators. On March 19, the harassed student was found guilty of disorderly conduct in the courtroom of District Judge Maureen McGraw-Desmet…