Deptford, NJ – A New Jersey teacher faces discipline after being recorded telling a special-needs student that he was a “tard” and responding sarcastically to the student’s pleas not to be called “special.”
Superintendent Michael Dicken says the Gloucester County Special Services District board placed the teacher on paid leave Wednesday but will not say what discipline he faces.
The student’s parents told ABCNews.com, first to report the case, that their 15-year-old son had been bullied before. They urged him to use his cellphone to record video of the teacher.
In the video, the teacher tells the student: “You want me to call you normal, and you don’t even know what it is.”
The district didn’t identify