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Autistic Boy Left Crying After Teacher Refuses To Let Him Say Line In School Play

Autistic Boy Left Crying After Teacher Refuses To Let Him Say Line In School Play

A six-year-old autistic boy was left devastated after his teacher snatched the mic away from him during a school play.

His parents, Kent Squires and Amanda Riddle, filmed the incident, which left little Caleb in tears. The footage shows the little lad, who was playing the part of a turkey in his school's Thanksgiving play, walk to the front of the stage all set to say his line, 'gobble gobble'. But before he's even given a chance to open his mouth the teacher walks off with the microphone.

Caleb starts screaming 'oh no' before bursting into tears. I really don't understand why she did that. How can you be so mean?


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His parents took to Facebook to share the heart-breaking clip and vent their anger at the situation. His mum wrote: "I was all excited to go to Caleb's play everyone did a good job. I left in tears because one teacher grabbed the microphone from Caleb and in a mean way.

"My son is a little different, I know this, but his heart is so big and he loves everyone. What does it matter if he wanted to say 'gobble gobble', he was the turkey?"

His parents have both been flooded with supportive comments since posting the clip, which helps to show that the world isn't all bad. But that teacher is definitely in the wrong job.

Featured image credit: Facebook/KentSquires

Topics: Thanksgiving, Teacher, Autism

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]