By Darcy Spears
KTNV – Las Vegas.
Trust betrayed, families brokenhearted, oversight botched in a case involving special needs students who were physically abused by a teaching assistant. Contact 13 investigates a series of failures that left vulnerable children in an environment of ongoing abuse.
The sounds of silence accompany a studious homework atmosphere for Javis and his family. But at school, the silence of staff members masked something sinister for the 8-year-old special needs student.
“My teacher,” he said. “She’d be getting mad at us. And then she would try to smack us.”