DETROIT — A Michigan teacher humiliated a student with Asperger's syndrome by videotaping him after he became wedged in a chair and showing the footage to his fifth-grade class and her colleagues, the school’s superintendent wrote in a letter obtained Friday by the Associated Press.

Scott Bogner, Goodrich Area Schools superintendent, sent the letter to the school board to summarize his investigation into what happened Nov. 22 in teacher Nicole McVey’s classroom at Oaktree Elementary School. The letter reveals for the first time that McVey was holding the recording device, suggested the video be sent to a national television show, and continued showing it to colleagues after several told her it was inappropriate.


Bogner wrote that once the boy became stuck, McVey ‘‘castigated’’ him and ‘‘refused to allow another adult to help him.’’

Associated Press