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Fox 26 Finds Holes in Alief Parent's Abuse Complaint

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What appeared to be a troubling case of a teen badly mistreated by a local educator turned out to be a much more complex story with plenty of blame to go around.

Every day in the Houston area parents lodge grievances against schools and educators claiming their children have been treated unfairly. While those allegations often have merit there are just as many cases when the students are a big part of the problem.

To illustrate Fox 26 offers a case from Alief ISD's Elsik High School where an allegation of abuse has been made by a student and her mother against a professional educator.

Junior dance team member Jamie Osigiede claims that on November 13 she was verbally assaulted by her dance instructor in front of dozens of other students, a final attack in what daughter and mother describe as a calculated campaign of humiliation.

"She says 'I hope you enjoy be nothing your senior year and I hope you enjoy being nothing in life. Since you want to be a bad ass.' She said I was 'pathetic' and I just cried and I ran away and I cried," said Jamie Osagiede.

Days after the incident Jamie's mother Jennifer claims she intervened as her distraught 16 year old daughter was attempting suicide.

"She hurt my daughter. That's all I have is my daughter and I am not going to let no one on this earth take away what I am trying to build. I don't want to lose my daughter. I love my daughter," said a tearful Jennifer.

But what Jennifer failed to tell Fox 26 and what we learned from Alief ISD was that her daughter had been suspended from the dance team for fighting with another member and had been escorted off school property by district police. The suspension took place two days before the harsh words were allegedly spoken by the dance instructor.

That glaring omission in their story hasn't prevented the Osagiedes from seeking disciplinary action against the teacher.

"I begged them. I begged them to do something. Help me, help me. They didn't help me. They didn't help me," said Jennifer Osagiede her voice cracking with emotion.

A spokesperson for Alief ISD says the teacher was reprimanded for her language by campus administrators, but remains in the classroom.



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