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Lawyer Defends Bully of an Autistic Boy

Lawyer Defends Bully of an Autistic Boy

A lawyer for the teacher who allegedly has been a bully of an autistic boy says she didn’t do it and now she is the victim of harrassment. Thats the latest statement from the  lawyer of a teacher who is accused of  being the bully of  an autistic boy.

You’ve probably heard about the tape that Stuart Chaifetz revealed,  he is the caring father who alleges his son was bullied by teachers and aides. The teacher is under investigation and MSNBC is reporting in this video.

The former teacher of an autistic boy allegedly mistreated by staff at a New Jersey school did not call him “a bastard” or make other harsh comments that were secretly recorded by the child’s father, her lawyer said in a statement.

Video with a statement from a lawer who claims the person on the audio has been victimized

The statement also accused the boy’s father, Stuart Chaifetz, of putting the teacher, Kelly Altenburg, and her family “in harms way,” and said she wasn’t even in the room for part of the day.

The statement from Altenburg’s lawyer said the accusations had “hurt her deeply” and she wanted to “set the record straight.”

“Mr. Chaifetz … has been disingenuous in his assertions and has failed to advise the public accurately, including the fact that for at least approximately one hour in the beginning of the day at issue, Mrs. Altenburg was not even in the classroom with Mr. Chaifetz’s son,” the lawyer, Matthew B. Wieliczko, wrote in the emailed statement. He said she was at a “Professional Learning Community Meeting” that morning.

View the latest report from MSNBC where the father of the boy discounts the statement of the lawyer.

Chaifetz, speaking in a YouTubevideo that contained clips from the February recording, said the tape revealed that staff at the school were “literally making my son’s life a living hell” by calling him a “bastard,” telling him to “shut up,” and apparently mocking his desire to see his dad.

Chaifetz discounted the value of Altenburg’s claim when she professesd that she had not been inside the class during initial hour, proclaiming that “the bullying and inappropriate comments happened throughout the day.”

Pat Gesualdo, president of the nonprofit entity stated the claim was entered to the Department of Justice in an effort to lobby for the firing or forced resignation of the teachers, the aides and anyone else who may be implicated as a bully of the autistic boy.

Do you agree that anyone who may have been involved in this incident should hold no place in any school system or other establishment offering instruction to children?

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