Beth Suhon received voicemail from her daughter’s teacher that opened her eyes to the way her daughter was truly seen at school by the teacher behind closed doors.
The teacher accidentally forgot to hang up the phone when he left the message, leaving the mom to hear heartless words coming from the mouths of multiple teachers, aimed directly at her daughter, according to WTAE.
Suhon’s unnamed child, referred to as “M.S.,” is now at the center of a lawsuit attorney Noah Geary filed against the McGuffey School District in Pennsylvania on behalf of the mother.
The lawsuit alleged that the teachers — Mr. Neundorf, Mrs. Papson and Mr. Wolf — mocked her special needs child in a phone call from her math teacher that lasted several minutes.
The mother heard her child’s teachers brutally attack her daughter, saying, “Her teeth are crooked,” she has “no strengths,” and, “She could coal-mine. She could be a good coal miner.”
According to WPXI, the humiliating words didn’t stop there. The Claysville Elementary School teachers added, “She can walk!” as they giggled through their conversation.
The devastated mom had to explain to her child that the teachers were making fun of her, much like other children already had:
It was very difficult for me to tell my child, who has been bullied by her peers for years, that she was now being bullied by her teachers. Adults can be bullies, too.
Suhon said she was put through more than hearing a cruel accidental voicemail, claiming the school wrongfully got rid of her daughter’s special needs plan without her knowledge or consent a year prior to the phone call.
The fifth-grade student suffers from severe anxiety and obsessive thoughts. She was diagnosed with Turner’s syndrome years ago.
WTAE reports the administrative law judge who reviewed the case wrote:
The mockery, laughter and derision voiced by the three educators in the voicemail recording is unconscionable … [i]t is nearly unfathomable, and frankly heart-breaking, to gauge that the speakers on that recording are educators working with 10 year old children, and are particularly discussing some of those children who clearly have significant disabilities.
The McGuffey School District has not responded to the lawsuit as of this time.
Suhon wants the cruelty against her child addressed by the district. She said:
I would like for the school district to acknowledge that they have teachers that obviously need counseling.
Watch more on the shocking voicemail below.