LOVELAND, Colo. -- (KDVR) -- A Colorado teacher is speaking out after she says she was beaten and bullied by her own student, and prohibited by her superiors from reporting the abuse.
“I was told that was my job and I was to get in there and take it," Carrie Giesler said.
Giesler is suing the Thompson School District in Loveland for failing to protect her from a violent student and violating her rights.
Giesler was offered a job teaching a 13-year-old boy with autism beginning in the 2014-15 school year. She said he began physically attacking her in October and 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 told said.