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A substitute teacher at Streamwood High School has been suspended and accused of helping a student harass and bully a classmate.
Horrified – that’s the best way to describe how the family of one special-needs student is feeling after a substitute teacher allegedly joined in on bullying a student in class at Streamwood High.
The student, named Stephen, recorded video on his cell phone as it was happening on Thursday. He says another student scribbled a cartoon on an electronic chalkboard and tried to write his name next to it.
“I was absolutely livid,” the student, freshman Stephen Davis, tells Jones. He says he has been bullied at high school because of his size.
“This is the first time the teacher has actually done it,” he says.
He says the district knows about the video and is investigating the substitute teacher.
A bullied student frequently picked on by students was victimized by the one person expected to help him in those situations - his teacher.
Stephen Davis, 15, a freshman at Streamwood High School in Illinois, watched in horror as a cartoon-like sketch with buck teeth, hairy ears, bloodshot eyes, tentacles, a scar and a runny nose was labeled as 'Stephen's ugly ass' by a substitute teacher, who did this in front of his entire math class.
Davis, who weighs 330 pounds, recorded the entire incident on his phone, leaving no doubt as to what the teacher did.
This as the school's two vice principals acknowledged that Stephen is 'always helpful and respectful toward his teachers.'
Now Stephen is taking a stand, and he and his family have shown the boy's video to school administrators.
'No other family should have to go through this suffering. This is unimaginable,' said Stephen.
'It's humiliating, and no one should ever have to go through that, and just the fact that it was a teacher makes it even worse,' said Brianna Davis.
'No one should do this to anyone, let alone a child.'
John Heiderscheidt, the district's coordinator of safety and security, said; 'We've reviewed the posting on Facebook and are examining any evidence or statements regarding the incident and anybody who might be involved.'
The teacher, who has not be identified, has been suspended.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Anyafaj
Suspended? Screw that. Fired, preferably on a rocket sled, directly into the face of a solid rock formation of several million tonnes in weight.
Bullying is a soft term, for an awful thing, which in any other environment than a school, would often be called one or another sort of crime.
Teachers should know better than this. I do not know what more I can say.