Australia: Mother makes ‘revenge video’ after daughter with special needs isn’t invited to school dance

The Metro has a report of an Australian mother of a teenager with Down’s syndrome who has produced a YouTube video after the girl was not invited to a school fundraising dance…

Julie Webster from Sydney created a ‘revenge video’ detailing the amazing qualities of  her 16-year-old daughter Josie.

She only found out Josie hadn’t been invited to Engadine High School’s Year 10 dance when a series of pictures of the event were posted on Facebook…

In the clip she laments that those studying in the special needs unit of the school are separated from other pupils…

In a further insult, Ms Webster claims the formal dance was raising money for the special needs unit yet failed to include the people it was supposed to be supporting, reported the Herald Sun.

The school has since responded saying the ‘unfounded accusations on social media are regrettable and misinformed’…

Ms Webster told news.com.au: ‘The school has been falling over itself to say it is integrated. But if it was, then the special-ed kids wouldn’t be segregated at lunch time.

‘There would be more inclusion and association so that these kids wouldn’t have been left out in the first place.

‘And, honestly, if Josie had been given the opportunity to be there, she would have been the life of the party.’

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An interesting story in its own right but also an example of how social media can be used against schools where parents feel a grievance. Please share your reactions in the comments or on twitter… 

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