A special education teacher in Chicago is accused of regularly hitting, threatening and cursing at her elementary school students with special needs in a new lawsuit filed by 10 parents.
The John Whistler Elementary School teacher commonly told her students “the longer you cry, the longer I will hit you,” according to a complaint filed March 15.
She’s accused of hitting the children with her hands, wooden rulers and other “wood devices” when the students struggled finishing assignments or tasks.
When one parent confronted the teacher and school principal about how students would often leave the classroom with marks on their bodies and faces, they were told the children are “clumsy” and “tend to fall,” according to the complaint.
The parents are accusing school officials of condoning