Two West Virginia parents were shocked when a school teacher snatched the microphone away from their 6-year-old autistic son as he prepared himself to say his line for a school play (video below).
Kent Squires and Amanda Riddle were excited to see their son, Caleb, in a Thanksgiving school play at Nutter Fort Primary School. But just as Caleb was set to say his line, “Gobble gobble,” a teacher took the microphone away, the Daily Mail reported.
Squires shared a video of the incident on Facebook. He wrote:
This is my little boy in his thanksgiving play he is the last kid and has level one high functioning autism he has the biggest heart and always happy now watch it and see what a teacher of kids does to him he has came home from school and said he gets to say gobble gobble cause he was playing the Turkey. I am reaching out to see if something can be don’t.
Riddle said she was left in tears.
“I was all excited to go to Caleb’s play everyone did a good job,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “I left in tears because one teacher grabbed the microphone from Caleb and in a mean way.
“My son is a little different I know this but his heart is so big and he loves everyone. What does it matter if he wanted to say ‘gobble gobble,’ he was the turkey.”
The video was shared more than 24,000 times on Facebook. Several social media users expressed their outrage toward the teacher.