Union says teacher will get chance to tell storyFebruary 28, 2014 @ 2:58 pm
GOODRICH, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Education Association says a teacher in danger of being fired over video of a student who got stuck in a classroom chair looks forward to telling her story.
The video was recorded in November at Oaktree Elementary in Goodrich and recently released to a TV station. Patrick Greenfelder, a lawyer for the boy's family, says the teacher, Nicole McVey, and Principal Michael Ellis taunted the 10-year-old student, who has Asperger's syndrome.
Ellis resigned. McVey opted to fight the district's attempt to fire her through the tenure process.
In a statement Friday, MEA official Abby Zarimba says an upcoming hearing will let the teacher "provide context and truth about the situation."
Greenfelder says "the video speaks for itself" and "clearly shows a lack of compassion" for the boy.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Mo' Money, Mo' Problems
Marshawn Lynch's hold out shows even the Seahawks aren't immune to money issues
On the Eastside
An on-going investigation underscores a growing sex-trafficking problem in Bellevue
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.