A middle school teacher was video-shot bullying one of his students in a disgusting scene that the victim's parents are hoping will lead to criminal charges against him.
Teacher John Rosi joined in on a bullying tirade against one of his students that many other students filmed. In the shocking vid, he wrestles with the boy, pins him down, carries him like a hammock, stuffs a sock in his mouth, and other disgusting things.
The school district was made aware of the incident last year and subsequently suspended him for ten days before transferring him to another school, but the parents think his punishment does not fit the crime.
Here's what the bullied boy's father said:
“(Rosi) is completely ignorant of the fact that he’s got a whole classroom hazing one kid. They classified it as roughhousing. But it’s not 14 kids wrestling each other. It’s a dozen kids using my son to demonstrate their dominance over him.”
The father also says the incident instigated a depressive streak in his son - the boy said he wanted to "die" and "kill himself" several times since this traumatic event. He is now in a private school and receiving counseling.
The teacher in the video had previously apologized for the incident, but said "[I} view the incident as anything more than harmless childhood horse play and a chance for the kids to take a break from the daily grind."
But the parents are calling b.s. on him, and police have started an investigation. The incident happened six months ago, but was never reported to the police.
We hope this guy gets what is coming from him - what a terrible act by a human being.
Check out a clip of the incident (above) !
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