LOVELAND, Colo. -- Normally, you hear about students bullying other students. But in this case, a Colorado teacher claims she was bullied and beaten by her own student. Now she's suing.
“I was told that was my job and I was to get in there and take it," Carrie Giesler told KDVR.
Giesler was offered a job teaching a 13-year-old boy with autism back in 2014 at Thompson School District in Loveland. She says the attacks continued for six months.
“Walked up and open face, open handed slapped me, punched me in the ribs, kicked me in the back, spitting in my face,” Giesler said. “The entire time with him going, 'Are you scared of me? Are you scared of me? You should be. I’m going to kill you, bitch.'”
It wasn’t until Giesler said the student broke her thumb, and police responded and third-degree assault charges were filed, that the district finally took action -- against her. She eventually lost her job.
The district refuses to comment on the case.