The poor boy could be heard screaming, “Oh no” as he sobbed by the empty mic stand.
Children are particularly vulnerable little humans. We hope to prepare them for the real world through education and discipline, but there is a fair amount of love and compassion that must also be transferred unto them as we do so.
Children can be ultra sensitive and do not yet have the tools they need to understand everything just yet.
This applies even more to children with special needs.
Now, one mother is up in arms over an incident at her son’s school — and the whole internet appears to be raging along her side.
Amanda Riddle from Nutter Fort, West Virginia was excited to see her 6-year-old son Caleb perform at the school’s Thanksgiving play.
But one incident would go on to sour the entire experience — for both mom and son.
As son Caleb, who is mildly autistic, approached the mic toward the end of the play to say something, a teacher snatched it away.
The boy’s reaction is rather heartbreaking: He simply cries out “Oh no!” and is left sobbing by the empty mic stand.
“She just went and snatched the microphone from him,” mother Amanda said, adding that he was playing the Thanksgiving turkey. “My heart broke, to watch that.”
Amanda later posted a video of the incident, which you can see below:
While mother Amanda is outraged, the school has responded by saying that their staff and teachers truly care about their students.
According to the school, Caleb had already delivered his part in the play and a second ‘line’ was not planned. The line in question? Caleb simply wanted to say “gobble gobble gobble.”
Parents everywhere have expressed outrage at this teacher’s brash behavior and appear to whole heartedly agree with mother Amanda:
“What would it have hurt to give him a few extra seconds to say ‘gobble gobble’?” the tearful mother asked.