Teachers at Plain City Elementary School in Utah are under fire after two mothers — Debbie Veldhuizen and Jamie Doak — discovered that their sons were abused in their severe disabilities unit but never told by the school due to privacy concerns. Then, when a teacher’s aide told them, the school fired the aide. They have filed a lawsuit against the school and officials.
Doak said her son, Tucker, was choked and hit by another child in the unit while Veldhuizen said her son, Andrew, was groped through his pants by the other student and verbally attacked.
Aide Holly Wilson claims that she was fired for telling the parents and said that the other student masturbated in front of the other children and was abusive toward both the aides and other students.
Most troubling, she alleged that Principal David Rhees told the aides not to tell the parents and not to give information to either a police investigation Doak requested or to a Department of Child and Family Services investigation
School district spokesman Nate Taggart said the district would not respond to the allegations due to privacy issues.
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