Louisiana Private School Teacher and Aide Fired After Mom Secretly Records Them Mocking Her Autistic 12-Year-Old Son

A private school in Louisiana this week announced it was firing two employees who were caught in an audio recording mocking a 12-year-old autistic student.

Local news station WBRZ reports that Baton Rouge-based Hope Academy is firing both a teacher and a teacher’s aide who were heard ridiculing the autistic boy’s intelligence while being secretly recorded by a tape recorder planted by the boy’s mother.

“Camden, why don’t you have anything written down?” one adult in the recording can be heard saying to the boy. “That’s why you can’t sit with everyone. Tell your momma that.”

“Let’s see what they do with him in f*cking public school,” adds another adult. “He was going to go to Live Oak Middle. Uh ah, he wouldn’t make it for a minute.”

One of the people in the recording can also be heard sarcastically imitating noises that the boy makes.

Milissa Davis, the boy’s mother, tells WBRZ that she was heartbroken when she heard two adults mocking her son.

“I just wanted to cry, scream and do everything I could because it was so bad,” Davis said. “To think that I had sent my son there every day, and what had happened before, that I didn’t know about.”

Hope Academy says that it has fired one of the adults in the recording effective immediately, while the other adult in the recording will be formally terminated within the next two weeks.

Listen to the audio recording at this link.


Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Happy Holidays!