Teacher hearing set in case of boy stuck in chair

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

GOODRICH, Mich. (AP) — A May hearing has been scheduled for a teacher who could lose her job over a video of a student stuck in a classroom chair.

Goodrich school district lawyer Barbara Ruga says May 21-23 have been set aside as hearing dates for Nicole McVey.

The video was recorded in November at Oaktree Elementary School and released to a TV station in February. Patrick Greenfelder, a lawyer for the boy’s family, says McVey and Principal Michael Ellis taunted the fifth-grader, who has Asperger’s syndrome.

Ellis resigned. McVey is fighting the Goodrich district’s attempt to fire her through the tenure process.

McVey’s union believes the hearing will let McVey “provide context and truth about the situation.” The school is about 20 miles southeast of Flint.

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