S01 Episode 8 - Abuse in the Disability Community with Kasey Murphy
S01 - EPISODE 8
Today’s episode is part one of a two part series all about abuse in the disability community.
On today's episode I sat down with Kasey Murphy. Kasey's son Owen was in a SD classroom at Berkeley Heights Elementary in Martinsburg, West Virginia. A secret recording caught eight hours of the teacher and two aides verbally abusing and threatening the 4 kids in the class. Here is a sample of just a few of the things the kids endured:
Owen, are you gonna jerk off in the chair?
Adriana, gonna vomit on me today, unibrow?
I’m gonna beat your butt.
Elasia, I don’t know if I trust you- you’re a cannibal- you gonna murder me?
As soon as she stops crying, I am going to put her hands right back inside these scissors.
I ought to backhand you right in your teeth.
You’re not getting anything to eat.
I’ll punch you in your face.
I’m going to pull your hair until you start crying.
Don’t throw it, you animal.
You wench. You’re like a Pygmy.
I’m gonna knock you out.
Kasey shared with us the shocking details of how law enforcement and the school district has completely dropped the ball and let these kids down. Justice has not been served, but we are hopeful that this will go to court and criminal charges will come.
Please call Berkley County Prosecutor Katherine Delegate: 304-264-1971 and let her know that you think it's disgusting that she found no criminal wrongdoing. Please let her know that she should press criminal charges against the teacher, aides and all other school personnel who knew of the recording and failed to report the abuse.
To any parent who's child has experienced abuse, you are not alone. We are here to help encourage you, and to help find your community.