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When a Georgia school teacher the abuse of a disabled child by a teacher’s aide, the school administration refused to take action. Instead of giving up, the teacher placed hidden cameras in the classroom and captured the special education student being beaten in class, leading to the arrest of aide.
These disturbing events all took place at Harper-Archer Middle School in northwest Atlanta in February. Paraprofessional Alger Coleman was arrested, and faces child cruelty and simple battery charges.
The mother of one of the mistreated students spoke about her feelings with Channel 2 News:
“I was heartbroken. I was very heartbroken,” she said after learning about the abuse involving her 11-year-old autistic son by a teacher’s aide. “I really couldn’t believe the school was letting this go on,” she said, not wanting to be identified because of the sensitivity surrounding the allegations.
While Coleman was charged, a second paraprofessional wasn’t. This has left the victim’s parents with yet more anger.
“I want her charged. Yes. Today. Like seriously, today,” the 11-year-old’s mother said.
The special education teacher says school administrators refused to believe her when she said the aides were mistreating students. But she was unwilling to let the matter go, so decided to gather irrefutable evidence.
“If they don’t believe me verbally, maybe I should set up a video,” she said.
As the cameras rolled, Coleman repeatedly assaulted a student, while the second aide sometimes egged him on.
Terance Madden, the parents’ attorney says the school made a grave mistake when it chose to ignore the teacher’s claims.
“By doing that
,APS, that school, that principal have failed these children,” he said.
Needless to say, the parents
are extremely grateful for the persistence of this teacher in the protection of their children.
“She’s a very good Samaritan, (because) I wouldn’t have never knew,” said one mother.
One might think that this teacher would now be a celebrated face in the area and the toast of the education system. Instead, she is having to retain her anonymity to avoid being blacklisted by other schools and voluntarily left Atlanta Public Schools after
No good deed goes unpunished.
APS spokeswoman Kimberly Green sent a statement in response to the allegations, which read:
“Your specific questions concern pending personnel matters and APS cannot comment on such matters. However, Atlanta Public Schools can confirm that Alger Coleman is no longer with the district and Ms. Smith has been reassigned pending a disciplinary conference. The safety and security of our students remain a top priority for Atlanta Public Schools. The district takes all complaints seriously and reporting behavior that is harmful to our students is everyone’s responsibility.”
At this stage, what credibility can the school administration hope to have? They ignored warnings of the abuse; abuse that would likely still be ongoing were it not for the tenacity of this teacher. When an experienced classroom professional risks their reputation and working relationships to speak out about criminal misconduct, it is surely the duty of the school administration to investigate and validate the allegations. This school administration appears to have simply rejected them out of hand. In the eyes of the parents, if not the law, that is tantamount to complicity in the abuse.Teacher Uses Hidden Camera To Expose Abuse of Disabled Children After Complaints Ignored When a Georgia school teacher the abuse of a disabled child by a teacher’s aide, the school administration refused to take action.
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