Woman planted a recorder on her son with autism. Then she heard the mockery from teachers

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 17, 2018
06:40 A.M.
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An autistic child’s mother planted a recording device in her son’s backpack when she started worrying about his behavior. Camden Davis wasn’t acting in his normal way.


The recording device was set to record and what Milisa Davis heard that day shocked her. Mirror reported that two teachers were fired after the recording was heard.

Milissa Davis became worried about her 12-year-old son when he started wetting the bed. He had also become more aggressive but couldn't tell her what was wrong.

The audio clip planted in Camden’s backpack revealed how one teacher mocked the preteen. As he was attempting to write she could be heard saying, "You're just writing the word.”


She asked him what was so hard about writing one word. Camden could be heard making a grunting noise in response, and the teacher then copies him in a mocking tone.

The teacher then asks the child why he doesn't have anything written down. A teaching assistant then joins in on mocking the boy.

"That's why you can't sit with everyone. Tell your momma that."

Camden’s teacher, Mirror, April 15, 2018

The assistant chimes in that Camden should be taken to a public school to see what they would do with him. "He was going to go to Live Oak Middle,” the teacher’s assistant adds.


Then concludes by saying that the child wouldn't make it for one minute. The bosses at Hope Academy in Louisiana said two members of their staff were fired as a result of the recording.


Davis told WBRZ news channel that when she heard the recording she wanted to cry, scream, and do everything she could. She couldn’t believe that she had sent her child to be abused that way every day.

Davis wondered what other things had happened before that she didn't know about.

Principal Linda Stone said that the incident was incredibly unfortunate. She added that they sincerely apologized to the family.

Stone shared that they would continue to welcome a meeting with the Davis family.