Being bullied and tormented throughout school can cause a tremendous amount of emotional pain for students, especially if the bully happens to be your teacher.
Stephen Davis, a 15-year-old freshman student, begins to film his teacher as he draws an unflattering cartoon-like sketch of Davis and labels it “Stephen’s ugly ass'”in front of his entire math class. Davis was in shock as he witnessed the Streamwood High School teacher draw bloody eyes, bucked teeth, hairy ears, tentacles, and a runny nose on the monitor, while the rest of the students laughed and yelled, “that looks like Stephen.”
Here’s the YouTube footage of the teacher bullying Stephen:
To make matters worse, the unidentified also teacher knew Stephen was a special needs student and was bullied continuously for his weight. Stephen told the Daily Herald in an interview:
“I always learned to just move along. … (It) is basically background noise.”
Yet, this is the first time he has encountered bullying from a teacher. He also adds:
“He should not be allowed around children, if he’s going to do this to someone. Everyone was standing there pointing at me, laughing, (while) I’m on the verge of tears. No other family should have to go through this suffering. This is unimaginable.”
15-year old student Stephen Davis (CBS)
The Elgin School District’s coordinator of safety and security, John Heiderscheidt, said that Steamwood High school administrators are investigating the incident very closely. “We’ve reviewed the posting and are examining any evidence or statements regarding the incident and anybody who might be involved,” he told the Daily Herald.
In the meantime, Davis’ parents are questioning how the district can have a zero-tolerance policy on bully, if the teacher initiated it. Officials say the teacher is being held for questioning and has been currently suspended.