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Caught On Camera: Idiot Teacher Bullying Special Needs Student

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When 15-year-old student Julio Artuz claimed to be bullied by his teacher, nobody believed him. So, armed with a cellphone camera, he secretly videotaped Arnold berating him in class and then shared it for all the world to see. And, well, let’s just say that nobody is questioning Artuz any longer.

In the video, obtained by NBC10, the special needs teacher at Bankbridge Regional School in New Jersey is seen verbally abusing Artuz, cursing and making threats against him. At one point, Arutz, who’s a special needs student, says, “Don’t call me special,” to which the teacher responds, “What would you like me to call you? NORMAL?” and then, “What? Oh my god, fucking WHAT does the sign on the front of the school say? Special education.”

He later says, “I will kick your ass from here to kingdom-come until I’m 80 years old.” Charming, isn’t it? He is now on paid leave until the investigation concludes.

Watching this video made me think of Hillary Adams, the 23-year-old woman who recently posted to YouTube a graphic video of her father, Judge William Adams, physically abusing her back when she was just 16. The video went viral within days and, needless to say, shocked and disgusted people around the globe.

And earlier this week, Kelly Chaffins, a former teacher’s aide at the Miami Trace Middle School in Ohio, was forced to resign after a hidden tape recorder showed her and teacher Christy Wilt bullying a 14-year-old special needs student. They made disgusting comments to this poor girl, telling her, “No wonder you don’t have any friends” and “No wonder nobody likes you,” before berating her about her weight (“Don’t you want to do something about that belly?” Chaffins asked her).

I’m just grateful that Artuz, like Adams, had the foresight to capture this abuse on film (though it sickens me that nobody, not even Artuz’s parents, believed him in the first place). It brings to light a horrifying but very real subject that most people would prefer not to discuss.

(Photo/Video: nbcphiladelphia.com)