SAN ANTONIO - This summer, Amy Neely said her family moved from their home to find a new school and they are seeking legal action after her said son was labeled a bully by a former Judson ISD teacher.
Amy Neely said her son has suffered emotional scars and they hired attorneys Paul Vick and Robert Dabaghain.
According to Neely, her son’s teacher didn’t see two girls hitting and kicking him, but the teacher saw Aiden lashing out in a effort to fight them off back in May. The mother told us Aiden’s teacher sent him to another classroom at Salinas Elementary School.
The teacher in that classroom, Cynthia Ambrose, is accused of calling the child a bully and allowing several students to hit Aiden in an attempt to teach him a lesson.
Ambrose is facing a criminal charge after the incident she believes was a teachable moment gone wrong.
Ambrose insists she never called the boy a bully and did not instruct kindergarteners to hit him.
The veteran teacher said she merely asked her class how they should handle a situation where a child might be bullying others and before she realized what was happening a student hit Aiden.
Ambrose said she immediately intervened.
But she said her record is now scarred and she was forced to resign.
Two years ago the teacher was accused of harming a student. Ambrose said a judge dismissed the charge.
With tears flowing, the teacher expressed concern about her future in education. Ambrose said she can’t find a job because of this incident.
The Neely family feels Ambrose did something wrong and failed to accept blame. The family does not believe she should ever teach again.
Adriana Biggs, with the Bexar County District Attorney’s office, expects a grand jury to review a charge of Official Oppression against Cynthia Ambrose in the next few weeks.