Report: Teacher recorded stuck student

A teacher recorded video after a student in Goodrich became stuck in a chair. (Courtesy WNEM - November 2013)

GOODRICH, Mich. (WNEM/WOOD) — A Flint-area teacher is facing scrutiny after she recorded video and taunted him instead of helping a student who was stuck in his chair, WNEM reports.

It happened in November 2013 at Oaktree Elementary in Goodrich, southeast of Flint, WNEM out of Saginaw reports. The head and shoulders of the fifth-grader, who has autism, became stuck in his desk chair.

Teacher Nicole Mcvey didn’t help him, WNEM says. Rather, she recorded video. On it, she can be heard wondering how the 11-year-old got stuck and asking him if he wants to get Tasered.

The attorney for the child’s family told WNEM that Mcvey is on administrative leave while private tenure hearings are underway.

“He’s in clear distress stuck in this chair. And lack of compassion, then sending this video around and replaying it after the fact, is indefensible,” attorney Patrick Greenfelder told WNEM.

The child’s family is considering a lawsuit against the teacher, but will wait to see the outcome of tenure hearings, WNEM says.

Some parents continue to stick by her, WNEM reports, and showed their support at the last school board meeting.



Read WNEM’s full report

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