Teacher taped bullying student

The Calgary Board of Education building in downtown Calgary on Monday May 27, 2013. Darren...

The Calgary Board of Education building in downtown Calgary on Monday May 27, 2013. Darren Makowichuk/Calgary Sun/QMI AGENCY

Damien Wood, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:44 PM ET

CALGARY -- After a public elementary school teacher was recorded reducing a student to tears in class, the Calgary board of education (CBE) says it's "taken action."

"Keep crying, 'Prince'," and "I am not a magician -- stop making me one. Or I will make you vanish" can clearly be heard in the audio clip, which was obtained by Global News.

The female teacher at Grant MacEwan School, in the northeast community of Falconridge, ripped into a student who had trouble completing or had failed to complete an assignment.

Her surreptitiously taped tirade continued even after the child's voice can be heard cracking, crying.

"The safety of our students, including their emotional well-being, is our paramount concern at the CBE," said a written statement put out by Calgary's public school district.

"While we cannot comment on this situation specifically as it involves a personnel matter, we can say that we are aware of the concerns. We have taken action to ensure the safety of our students."


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