Tuesday, May 4, 2010

IN: Lawsuit - 8 yr old Boy with Autism Tied to Chair

Excerpt from TheIndyChannel.com:

IPS Policy, Indiana Law Allows Children To Be Restrained

POSTED: 4:08 pm EDT April 29, 2010
UPDATED: 6:08 pm EDT April 29, 2010

The mother of an 8-year-old boy with autism is suing Indianapolis Public Schools after she said her son was tied to a chair by a teacher's aide.

Jennifer Robbins said she went to William Penn ElementarySchool on Jan. 14 for a conference and found her son, Hudson, belted to a chair in the corner of his classroom, 6News' Joanna Massee reported.

"It was wrapped around and tied twice in a double knot," said Robbins, who described the mostly non-verbal boy as looking disheveled and as if he had been crying.

She said her son's teacher and two teacher's aides were in the classroom at the time, and that the school's principal, Rhonda Akers, apologized for the incident.

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1 comment:

Jolie Mason said...

Rise Special Services does not train. Further, more and more severe students are being included in crowded classrooms to cut corners. This cannot end well.