FOUR teachers from a school in Seville have been denounced after reportedly being recorded ridiculing a girl with autism in their class.
The seven-year-old girl, who has not been named, suffers from Pervasive Developmental Disorder with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Specific Language Disorder (SLE) and epilepsy.
Her parents began to notice strange behaviour in the girl after she had two seizures in a short time and began displaying signs of self-harm. These behaviours allegedly intensified during the school week then eased during weekends.
When questioned, the teachers denied noticing any unusual behaviour but, unconvinced, the parents sent the girl to class with a tape recorder in her bag. In the six hours of recording phrases such as “The girl’s brain is broken” “she has already turned upside down”, “wash your hands, you filthy girl, I’m watching you play with snot” or “in the asylum there was this profile in adults”.
The case has been presented to the courts for further investigation.