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Union issues statement regarding Goodrich teacher at center of controversial video

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    It's a controversy that divided the community of Goodrich.A student is stuck in a chair.His teacher records it on a cell phone.A principal has resigned and the teacher is fighting for her job.It's video
    It's a controversy that divided the community of Goodrich - a student is stuck in a chair, is teacher records it on a cell phone. A principal has resigned and the teacher is fighting for her job.
GOODRICH (WJRT) -

(02/28/14) - The union representing a Goodrich teacher at the center of a controversial video is speaking out.

The video was taken by an Oaktree Elementary fifth grade teacher and given to ABC12 by his parent's attorney. It shows the student with Asperger Syndrome stuck in a classroom chair last November.

The parent's attorney says the teacher then showed the video to the class and the principal emailed it to others at the school.

The teacher, Nicole McVey, faces tenure charges, which could lead to her firing. The school's principal has resigned.

In a statement emailed to ABC12, a representative with the Michigan Education Association representing McVey says, under state law, they can't comment about specifics of the case during the tenure hearing. She goes on to say they are, "Looking forward to the process, which will allow the teacher the opportunity to provide context and truth about the situation that will support her 14-year history as a treasured and trusted educator in the Goodrich School District."

McVey has received support from the community at recent school board meetings.

The parent's attorney says they released the video because people are blaming their child, not the teacher, without seeing the video.

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