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Special Education Student Charged with Wiretapping Felony for Recording Bullying
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I'm not a particularly active user, but I didn't see a better place to put this, so if I missed it I'm really sorry. x-x

Basically, a special education student was placed in a lower level Math class in order to help him learn, problem is, that Math class is also filled with students with discipline problems. They would bully the special education student constantly, so one day he recorded the events with his school approved Ipad and had his mother listen to the recordings. Now, because his mother presented the footage to try and get the school to do something about the bullies, he's being charged with a WIRETAPPING FELONY.

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“According to Love, as the teacher is heard attempting to help her son with a math problem, a student says, “You should pull his pants down!” Another student replies, “No, man. Imagine how bad that (c**t) smells! No one wants to smell that (t**t).” As the recording continues, the teacher instructs the classroom that they may only talk if it pertains to math. Shortly thereafter, a loud noise is heard on the recording, which her son explained was a book being slammed down next to him after a student pretended to hit him in the head with it. When the teacher yells, the student exclaims, “What? I was just trying to scare him!” A group of boys are heard laughing.”


As a student who was bullied for a large portion of my school years, this pisses me off to no end. The student literally was being tormented constantly, yet he's the one being charged here. I had very little faith in the school system before now, but honestly, this is a real low to me.
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Every time I did something about bullies at my school, I WOULD BE THE ONE TO BLAME as well. The American school system in general is just disgusting, and the judicial system is fucked up too. I have no faith in it whatsoever. It's better off to find a group you can identify with, stick with them, drop out of school, get your GED, and go to college where things are generally less crappy.

Also there is NO REASON to stick someone in a special education class with people who are mostly losers just because they have ADHD and an anxiety disorder -- they should be given the chance to live up to their full potential in a standard, honors, or AP class. I feel like the educational system sets up people with specific needs for failure by dumping us into SPED. I could perform at an honors/AP level, yet in high school, I was forced to take SPED classes. I feel everything this kid is feeling and more.

Some of the comments there also sicken me, such as:
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and as for the victim, i hope true justice prevails and if he does go shoot the bullies, the teachers, principle, police, and the judge and i wont even feel sorry for them and will applaud the kid
and this is why the rest of us lose our rights. Violence is not the answer either. We need teachers who give a damn. =_=;

Allowing people to be bullied like this... it damages self-esteem, it damages the spirit, it makes you unhealthy, and the damage can be forever... it creates problems in society, not just in the kid, when allowed to go unchecked. And god forbid he becomes another statistic in the "suicide because of bullying" count, or so alienated that he attacks other people, thinking we're all evil.
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I for one also have to jump in.

At this point, I (much like Counterfeit above me) would also not recommend violence. At this point, I'm strongly opposed to anyone having guns in the first place (ever since the kid getting shot for answering the door holding a Wiimote), and shooting up the kids tormenting him will only make things worse. Then, they'll really have something to charge him for, and make him look even worse.

I'd advise him to try and find friends that are in a similar position to him, so he at least has something to help him out. Also, he (as a citizen) should have a right to ask what exactly he is being accused of and the right to an attorney. I don't know, maybe America doesn't comply to these basic rights.
In Canada however, not everyone with a learning disability ends up in Special Education, though the bullies may be even worse across the border as well (even if someone is in regular classes).
Yet another reason why I HATE police no matter what. They're not interested in keeping the law, they're all just bullies with badges and no better than the real criminals that all get away Scot free.

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Jesus christ, that's the worst I've heard in a while. How the hell would any school get away with that? Some shit like that happened in the past relating to abuse by teachers, but goddamn I think schools would be fucked up if that happened over here now.

Also, yes violence is very much wrong and I'd rather not see that happen at all. What needs to happen is that both the school and the bullies need to be thought a valuable lesion. Would the kid and the parents be able to bring them to court?

Also, sad to hear that people suffered the same shit. I don't think I've ever really experienced bullying except for one person but other than that I've been lucky.

Good luck to that kid.

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Would the kid and the parents be able to bring them to court?


The courts approved of the wire tapping charge last I heard. I need to find some more information on this if there is any really.
That makes no sense at all - how would videotaping a bullying scene constitute to being charged with felony? It serves to show evidence to the police or the school responsible, not to get the student into more trouble, and as one it pisses me off. Schools are made to make the student feel safe in their classroom, no matter what kind of disorder they have, and it's no doubt a public place.

I'd understand if the student doesn't want to share his feelings about his tormentors but I wouldn't recommend practicing violence either. It will make things worse not only for the student, but on the school itself, and a far easier solution I could come up with is sticking up with a group of friends who actually care for the situation he's been on and report that to the principal or someone else who can handle the situation very well and is trusting enough. No wonder the police and certain schools had lost our faith because of things like that. Hope the kid has his problem sorted out.
After reading all of these bully stories, it seems that I have never been "bullied" in a serious matter. Poor them, I wish them good luck in life as the progress through difficult times.
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