Shelton school board member apologizes to teen

A conversation caught on camera and posted to social media forced the chairman of the school board to apologize.

A conversation caught on camera and posted to social media forced the chairman of the school board to apologize.

A conversation caught on camera and posted to social media forced the chairman of the school board to apologize. (5/15/15)

SHELTON - Backlash from a conversation caught on camera between a Shelton High School student and a board member has led to an apology.

Zak Shilleh, a junior at Shelton High School, spoke out at a Shelton Board of Adelman meeting on budget cuts over the weekend. Shilleh says he used his life story to connect with the crowd about the need for special education teachers. He says that's when he was interrupted by the chairman of the board and asked to get to the point.

A local news outlet caught the conversation on camera and posted it to Facebook, where it received more than 11,000 hits in a matter of days.

The chairman eventually wrote an apology to Shilleh, who says he never thought his comments would end up getting so much attention.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A former corrections officer faces 45 years in 1 Former corrections officer found guilty in deadly 2014 car wreck
2 Connecticut Sportscast, Dec. 9
Local police departments are warning residents to be 3 Fairfield police warn to be wary of thieves stealing packages
About 500 volunteers helped at Saturday's event. 4 Volunteers wrap thousands of gifts for children in need
Police say 48-year-old Fred Busk was charged with 5 Westport dad accused of serving teens alcohol at his home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE