Father 'wires' son to capture teachers making fun of him

April 25, 2012 1:16:27 PM PDT
A disturbing story from a New Jersey School where a dad, concerned about how his young autistic son was being treated, sent the child to school wearing a wire.

The boy came home with a shocking tape, full of abusive comments from teachers.

Stuart Chaifetz did what any other parent would do if they found out their child was being mistreated.

"When i heard what they had done to him - my life just shattered," said Chaifetz.

He posted a video on YouTube after discovering the very same people who were suppose to be caring for and protecting his son at a Cherry Hill school, were doing just the opposite.


His 10-year-old son Akian is autistic, and started classes in September.

Shortly after teachers began sending notes home to Stuart saying his son was being violent in class.

"I didn't understand it because he is such a gentle person, it was only happening at school," his father adds.

Stuart had several meetings with the school but still had no answers.

So he took a drastic step, wired his son up with this recording device.

He couldn't believe what he was hearing, remember his little boy is in the very same room where one staff begins by talking about heavy drinking the night before.

"You know what i was doing this morning? Heaving. Oh my god, so bad. The wine won," you could hear on the tape.

Things then take an ugly turn, Stuart says, the women turn on his son, berating him for talking to himself.

"Who are you talking to? Nobody? Knock it off," you hear.

And when Akian cries, "Go ahead and scream because guess what, you're going to get nothing until your mouth is shut. Shut your mouth."

After more tears you can hear someone call Akian a bastard.

The school district says it carried out a "Thorough and rigorous investigation. Responded swiftly and appropriately and that the individuals who are heard on the recording raising their voices and Inappropriately addressing children no longer work in the district..."

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