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5th Grader Secretly Records Bully Teacher—Yet School Kicks Her Out For Exposing The Truth

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Brianna Cooper is a well-behaved fifth grader in Fort Pierce, Florida. But when the 11-year-old said her science teacher bullied a fellow student, Brianna used her cell phone to record audio of the alleged abuse as it was happening.

She thought she was doing the right thing — yet the school’s response left her mother appalled.

Brianna’s audio recording caught what sounds like the teacher berating the other student. “Biggest kid in fifth grade and you’re acting like the smallest one,” she said. “I wonder what your mom looks like.”

But it didn’t stop there — the teacher also dished out what seem to be terrifying threats. “Don’t let the size fool you. I will drop you.”

The fifth grader turned her recording over to another teacher, only to be called down to the principal’s office.

Authorities say the teacher in question was fired for verbally abusing the student.

However, Brianna’s mother Cassie was shocked to learn that Brianna also received punishment of her…

Footage provided by WPTV West Palm Beach

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