Parents wire special-needs kids to prove teachers’ verbal abuse

Ordinarily, I’d have some kind of snarky comments on this, but the story is so disturbing that it really stands–unfortunately–on its own.

CHERRY HILL, N.J. – Teachers hurled insults like “bastard,” ”tard,” ”damn dumb” and “a hippo in a ballerina suit.” A bus driver threatened to slap one child, while a bus monitor told another, “Shut up, you little dog.”

They were all special needs students, and their parents all learned about the verbal abuse the same way — by planting audio recorders on them before sending them off to school.

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