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Video: Stuart Chaifet Secretly Wires His Autistic Son, Records Teachers' Abuse

| by Michael Allen

In February, Cherry Hill, New Jersey father Stuart Chaifet secretly wired and recorded his 10-year-old autistic son Akian being abused by public-school special education teachers and support staff at Horace Mann Elementary School.

In the 17-minute video (below), titled 'Teacher/Bully: How My Son Was Humiliated and Tormented by his Teacher and Aide,' voices tell Akian that he is "such a bastard," order him to "shut [his] mouth." They tell him "no" when he asks for reassurances that he will see his father soon.

On the video, Chaifetz wants an explanation as to why some of the teachers involved are still employed within the district.

When reached for comment early morning on Tuesday, district spokesperson Susan Bastnagel said only that the Chaifetz's situation was "an internal personnel matter that the district took seriously and handled appropriately and quickly."

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