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The Christian Stanfield Story

A 15-year-old bullying victim with a learning disability was treated like a criminal after he recorded his schoolmates in the act.

Christian Stanfield's mother is planning to take legal action after the South Fayette High School sophomore was disciplined by the Pennsylvania school and found guilty of disorderly conduct by a local magistrate during a hearing last month.

"When school districts engage in conduct like this and they are ignoring students' cries for help and are instead supporting the bullying, that's part of the problem," the family's lawyer, Jonathan D. Steele, told the Daily News on Tuesday.

Christian made the seven-minute recording on his school-approved iPad on Feb. 11. He played it for his mother at home before bringing it to the attention of school officials, hoping to get some help. According to court documents obtained by the Daily News, the teen was being harassed in math class when the recording took place.

"When school districts engage in conduct like this and they are ignoring students' cries for help and are instead supporting the bullying, that's part of the problem"

A 15-year-old bullying victim with a learning disability was treated like a criminal after he recorded his schoolmates in the act.

Christian Stanfield's mother is planning to take legal action after the South Fayette High School sophomore was disciplined by the Pennsylvania school and found guilty of disorderly conduct by a local magistrate during a hearing last month.

"When school districts engage in conduct like this and they are ignoring students' cries for help and are instead supporting the bullying, that's part of the problem," the family's lawyer, Jonathan D. Steele, told the Daily News on Tuesday.

Christian made the seven-minute recording on his school-approved iPad on Feb. 11. He played it for his mother at home before bringing it to the attention of school officials, hoping to get some help. According to court documents obtained by the Daily News, the teen was being harassed in math class when the recording took place.

"You hear the one boy telling the other boy to pull Christian's pants down," mom Shea Love testified at the hearing last month. "The boy goes, no, I bet his tw-- smells bad. They kept on and on at this. The teacher tells them, if it doesn't have anything to do with math, then don't talk. You can hear her trying to instruct Christian. She is obviously trying to help him learn math while they're still continuing."

School officials were not sympathetic when they heard the recording, and called the cops. Christian was then forced to play the recording in front of a police officer and school officials. He was then told to delete the recording.

When his mother arrived, he was extremely upset.

"The first thing she did was give him a hug," Steele said.

Christian was charged with disorderly conduct. School officials initially wanted to charge him with felony wiretapping but decided to go with disorderly conduct because they wanted to spare the boy a felony charge.

Steele believes even the disorderly conduct charge is bogus, and is confident he can get the judge's verdict thrown out at another hearing later this month. Christian was hit with a $25 fine and court costs.

"It's ridiculous," Steele said.

Christian cannot process information as fast as the other kids, which makes the bullying during class time more frustrating.

"I just recorded it because I always felt like it wasn't me being heard," he testified last month. "Like, I'd always go home or tell my mom that this is happening, but I don't actually have anything to show for it. So it was kind of like, basically my voice wasn't being heard and I wanted some help. So it wasn't, like, I — this wasn't just a one-time thing. This always happens every day in that class."

Steele, a former teacher himself, says he believes schools are not doing a good enough job dealing with bullies. He intends to file a civil suit on the teen's behalf.

"Part of the problem is we need to focus on training the teachers a lot better," Steele said. "There has to be a complete change with how to deal with bullying."

 

 "Dear Christian Stanfield, we hear you. Keep doing what you are doing to bring awareness to bullying in your school. WE HAVE YOUR BACK! We will be your advocate against bullying. We WILL NOT let a victim turn into a SUSPECT. That is unacceptable!" - We Are The Village Project