On November 17, 2016, these elementary school kids were putting on a thanksgiving show in West Virginia. At the end of the presentation, three students took to the stage to give some final words. One was an autistic six – year old boy named Caleb. Well, let’s just say that when it was his turn to speak, the teacher ran up and snatched the microphone away, before he could even get a word out. This literally brought the boy to tears
In the video that has been given, you can see the children in their costumes approach the mic one by one to thank the audience and to wish everyone a happy thanksgiving. But when it comes to Caleb’s turn, you see the teacher rush up and yank the microphone away, while Caleb is screaming “OH NO!”
You can even hear some of the parents say, “Why would she do that?” Well, In my opinion, because she’s a hateful b*tch. That is so rude & heartless.
Amanda Riddle, the mother of six year old Caleb had a few words to say: “I left in tears because Mrs. Linsey grabbed the microphone from Caleb in a mean way. My son is a little different but his heart is so big and he loves everyone. What does it matter if he wanted to say ‘gobble gobble’ he was the turkey after all. I’m sick of kids that are not considered ‘normal’ to be treated the way they are.”
There has been nothing but full support for the boy, & critical backlash of the behavior of the teacher towards the autistic child.
Harrison County Superintendent, Dr. Mark Manchin, told 5 news: “It’s a mistake that was made. There was no malice. This teacher, like all other teachers, truly cares about these boys and girls.” Manchin also added that the teacher feels really bad.
There has been a lot of backlash since the incident has taken place, & I for one, stand with them. It was malicious, it was done on purpose.
Many people took to Facebook and twitter, with a grand total of over 110 thousand shares of the original video, leaving the most blunt & honest remarks.
I personally agree with Nikki E Moore, with her statement: “I don’t know why other ‘adults’ thought it was funny. If I was there, being the child’s parent or not, I would have walked back up there and handed him the mic myself.”
YEEESS honey, I would have done the same, then I would have said a few words of my own in the mic.
She obviously did it on purpose. You can see the contempt in her face and the violent yanking away motion. I bet this ‘lady’ – if she deserves that title- always gives this poor young boy a hard time.
Caleb has become very popular. They are even trying to get him onto the Ellen show. He was also sent many Christmas gifts from all over the nation.
I, however would like to know what happened to the teacher, but given what the superintendent had to say, I’m sure she kept her job, just like all the horrible teachers do.
Here is the video of what happened..
What are your thoughts on this mess?