(National Sentinel)Â Busted:Â James O’Keefe’s undercover media organization Project Veritas has released an explosive new video showing a New Jersey school union official admitting he facilitates teachers lying and even helps them cover up the abuse of students.
PerÂ Project Veritas:
(New York) A Project Veritas undercover investigation, recorded on March 27th 2018, has shown Hamilton Township Education Association President, David Perry, detail the steps the teacherâ€™s union would take to protect a teacher who physically abused and threatened middle school students from losing their job.
Dr. Perry says he wouldÂ misrepresent the events of altercations between teachers and studentsÂ by back-dating reports and instructed the teacher to not tell anybody about incidents with students.
The union president also stressed that a teacher who abuses his students needs to come to the union after an incident so that they can create a report that would best protect them from students that come forward about abuse.
By failing to report this incident,Â Dr. Perry may have broken the law. According to New Jerseyâ€™s Department of Children and Families, â€œIn New Jersey, any person having reasonable cause to believe a child has been subjected to abuse or acts of abuse should immediately report this informationâ€¦â€
When the Project Veritas undercover journalist asks what could be done to protect a teacher who severely abused a student physically, the Hamilton Township Education Association President stated that his strategy would be to â€œbring it down a level, â€ by misrepresenting the facts of the incident.
â€œWe do turn [these reports] around to where, if it was a physical punch, it wasnâ€™t a punch. It was a shove.â€
â€œIf [the teacher] comes to me tomorrow, Iâ€™m gonna date the report to the day after the incident.â€
â€œIâ€™m gonna strongly adviseâ€¦ [if] the kidâ€™s gonna turn around and say â€˜Well [the teacher] threatened meâ€¦.â€™ I can say â€˜No. No no no. On March 22nd, the day after the incident, [the teacher] came over to me and told me [what happened.] And we just wanted to put it on record so that nothing more would come about it.’â€
â€œIt covers [the teacher!] Because he came in and reported it right away and that he was afraidâ€¦ but hereâ€™s what happened. Everything else is bullsh*t.â€
Perry elaborates on how he would misrepresent events to protect the abusive teacher:
â€œIn other words, if you threatened the kid, you didnâ€™t threaten the kid. You said â€˜Knock it off or else.’â€
â€œIf [the teacher] actually said â€˜knock it off or Iâ€™ll kill you,â€™ or â€˜Iâ€™ll beat the shit out of youâ€™ or â€˜Iâ€™ll hurt youâ€™ or â€˜Iâ€™ll hurt your family,â€™ we donâ€™t say that. Itâ€™s a mistake. It was out of the emotions. We donâ€™t even log that in.â€
â€œIâ€™m gonna let you know right now he came in the day after. Even though he didnâ€™t, I would say he did. And the only record that this is, it stays here.â€
The Hamilton Township Education Association President told the Project Veritas undercover journalist that he is â€œhere to defend even the worst people.â€
To do so, Perry says he needs the physically abusive teacher to tell him everything because he â€œneed[s] to know the truth so that we can bend the truth.â€ Perry also reiterates that the teacher must not divulge details of physical incidents with anybody.
â€œ[The teacher] needs to not tell anybody A THING. This has gotta be down the river.â€
Perry also expresses to the Project Veritas journalist that the more time it takes for a student victim to come forth about being abused by a teacher, the better. This is because, Perry suggests, the security camera footage at schools gets erased every couple of weeks.
â€œThatâ€™s why I would never wanna bring it up. The longer we wait, the longer thereâ€™s no, thereâ€™s no camera.â€
â€œAnd we got a [school] break coming up. Thatâ€™s whatâ€™s really nice because nobodyâ€™s gonna be looking.â€
Perry also suggests that he has been able to protect teachers from reports of abusing their students by intentionally confusing the dates of alleged incidents.
â€œAnd if this kid canâ€™t remember a date, Iâ€™m not giving them a dateâ€¦ You know how many cases Iâ€™ve won on that?â€
In describing an instance where he has done this, Perry reveals he tries to trap students into claiming an incident happened on a Sunday, which would damage the credibility of the claim since school would not have been in session.
Project Veritas is planning to release more videos in the coming days, the organization said.