Teacher on leave after filming autistic boy getting head stuck in chair

GOODRICH, Mich. — An elementary school teacher has come under fire for filming and taunting an autistic boy after his head got stuck in a chair.

ABC12 reported that it happened at Oaktree Elementary School in Goodrich, Michigan last November.

Nicole McVey recorded and mocked the boy, who has Asperger’s syndrome, and then later shared the footage with staff and friends.

The school’s principal was also in the room at the time and reportedly referred to the incident as “not really an emergency.” The boy was eventually freed by a maintenance worker.

Principal Michael Ellis is also accused of emailing the video footage to school staff and friends.

The principal has resigned and the school board has voted to fire McVey, who has since been placed on paid administrative leave.

It remains uncertain why McVey recorded the incident. Some parents in the community have voiced support for her, saying she would never bully a student.

Read more: ABC12

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