Join Discussion Re: NJ Dad Records Teachers Bullying His Autistic Child 2

Join Discussion Re: NJ Dad Records Teachers Bullying His Autistic Child

  • I would love to know your thoughts on this one! You may respond here or at the FB link.
  • What would you do if this happen to your nonverbal child?
  • How do we protect them?
  • Do you agree with the way this father is handling this situation?
  • Did he commit a crime?
  • Did this affect the school’s response?
  • Should he have gone further up the school’s chain of command?
  • Should he have asked the school to investigate why his son was suddenly angry before he did what he did?


  1. This is a “don’t really have an answer” situation. Parents are very protective of their children, especially of their disabled kids. Parents can suddenly know in their heart when something amiss and do just about anything to protect the vulnerable. We don’t know (at least I don’t) the schools history of response to parent issues. So I don’t know if the parent escalated the situation too soon. Knowing myself, I probably would have done the same.
    Legal? Who knows! New Jersey is a “one party” state when it come to interception of communication secretly. You needs one party to the communication to agree to the taping. Legally, I guess you could assert that dad agreed through his son since dad is the legal guardian. Other states have a “two party” consent law. Others have two party except when the conversation is in public, ie. maybe a classroom. It’s really gray area and each state has it’s own law.
    Me? If I had been subjected to a history of non-response and I felt that my kid was being verbally abused, I probably would have done the same and forced the issue public…not only for my kid but for others.
    The school admin handled it poorly…there should be zero-tolerance for bullying by adults or abuse. You can’t retrain abusive adults; move them to a telemarketing position.

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