Unbelieveable: Teacher John Rosi’s outrageous bullying of child “a chance for the kids to take a break from the daily grind” says acting superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto
A teacher engaged in sadistic bullying of a student — leading other students in the bullying, including putting his ass over the student’s face and saying “I feel gassy” (!!!) — and has merely been transferred to a different class.
See below for the latest from the paper that broke it months after it took place - and the video, if you haven’t seen it: Can teacher involved in bullying incident still be fired? Bullying: Agreement signed, but more now known.
Read the bit below after you watch the video.
The controversial videos show students dragging an eighth-grade boy around a classroom, stuffing a sock in his mouth and holding him on the floor under overturned chairs. At times, Rosi joins in and smiles.
He told the School District the videos showed kids roughhousing, but not doing physical harm. He wrote in a statement to district officials that it was “a chance for the kids to take a break from the daily grind.”
Mia Doces is a program and media specialist with Seattle-based Committee for Children, a nonprofit group that’s been promoting bullying prevention around the country for decades.
She said that, based on the portions of the videos she’s viewed through news reports, the teacher appeared to be part of the incident. At the very least, she said, he didn’t stop it.
“Not only is he not creating a safe environment, he is participating in it,” she said. “This goes beyond bullying.”