Appalling video captures substitute teacher bullied by students who heckle and flick her face
PUBLISHED: 21:18 GMT, 8 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:18 GMT, 8 November 2012
A shocking video capturing a high school teacher mercilessly bullied by her own students has been revealed showing her flicked in the face while the rest of the class roars with laughter.
Standing before the applauding laughter of her students, the substitute teacher in Baltimore, Maryland appears half the size of two girls who approach her while throwing items and flicking her face.
Taken two weeks ago from what appears to be a cell phone camera, Baltimore City Schools has confirmed the school to be Digital Harbor High, a magnet school in Federal Hill.
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Abused: Captured on camera this substitute teacher in seen taunted by her students while two girls throw items at her and this girl, right, flicks her face
Despite muffled audio, the unidentified teacher can be heard threatening the students with suspension after asking them to stop.
One student says ‘shut up, b***h,’ to the laughter of the class.
‘I think it happens every day,’ Marietta English, the head of Baltimore’s teachers union reacted to the video to ABC2.
‘We ask teachers to file a complaint with us. Fill out the forms so we can keep our own records, but we just believe it happens every day and in some schools, somewhere,’ she said.
In this teacher’s case she did not file a police report as Ms English recommends, but did report it to her school’s administration.
Since the video’s upload to YouTube on October 22, the same day it was filmed, Baltimore City Schools says one student has been disciplined.
The method of discipline used was not revealed.
The attack comes just weeks after a 220lb, former college football player turned New York inner city teacher, John Webster, accused a 6-year-old boy of beating him up.
Describing the boy to the New York Post as a ‘tiny terror’ who ‘looks like an angel but then all of a sudden, that halo turns into horns’ he accused the boy of putting his legs in braces.
Before that the world opened up to Karen Klein, a bullied upstate New York school bus monitor who in June was pressed to tears over students’ shockingly obscene jeers.
A donation site set up for her by sympathisers rose to over $600,000 for the grandmother.
While using some of the money to retire, she also set up an anti-bully foundation with the help of donations from more than 30,000 people worldwide.