Outrageous! Teacher Recorded Dragging Her Autistic Student Through The School's Hallway
The classroom is meant to be a safe place for children, an environment that allows them not only to learn, but also be themselves.
Sadly, this is not the case for many kids as ‘teachers’, who are meant to be their guide, often prey on them.
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Most times, these abuses are overlooked because they are not physical and leave no visible marks. However, emotional torture, neglect, rejection, and intimidation are equally cruel to the development of a child.
According to a study, the violence perpetrated on children by the school staff may cause long-term adverse effects.
Some research notes that student violence and homicide increases in parallel with the rise in corporal punishments at school.
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Sadly, this vile act is still prevalent in our society, and an outrageous example of such is what Trina Abrams, a teacher at Wurtland Elementary School, did to her student.
Caught on Camera
Trina made headlines when a video of her abusing a 9-year-old autistic kid made its way to the internet.
As observed from the clip, Trina was seen dragging the little boy through the hallway of the school as she pulled him by his wrist.
Since she could not get that done, she continued dragging him, this time he had no choice but to glide on his knees.
The whole encounter was captured by the school's security camera, and it led to an uproar all over the country, particularly from communities advocating for autistic children, and Nelson's mother, Angel.
Angel took to social media to show her displeasure, writing:
"My son deserves justice. The fact that my son is not able to fully verbalize what he went through means that we must fight that much harder for all kids, but especially the kids who cannot speak for themselves."
While speaking to WSAZ, Calep Nelson, who is Angel's husband and the boy's step-father, stated that the teacher was aware of his autistic condition before the incident.
He said that she assured them that she was well experienced in handling children with needs. He never saw the abuse coming.
Trina was fired by the school and charged to court. However, she pleaded not guilty and will walk scot free.
Is your kid being bullied?
There are many ‘Trinas’ out there, and there's no camera to expose their evil acts. Reading the signs could make a lot of difference.
Symptoms of abuse by teachers could be:
- Constant negative remarks about the teacher from the child;
- When a child avoids school at any given chance;
- Loss of interest in school work;
- Avoidance of the teacher by the kid at all times.
If such signs are confirmed to be a result of abuse, the appropriate steps would be to approach the teacher calmly, explain your displeasure and report to proper authorities if necessary.
As unbelievable as it may seem, this type of abuse is rampant in our schools. This is why it is important that parents and guardians pay attention to children, as they could be suffering a lot in silence.