Sunday, September 23, 2012

Police handcuff autistic student on school bus

This is a sad story.  The officers were probably just protecting themselves, but I still just want to cry about the whole situation.  

A Maryland mother has called upon Howard County, Md., school officials and police to review their protocols for dealing with students who have autism after police handcuffed her 11-year-old autistic son on a school bus, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Judy Santelices’ son, who does not speak and has limited social skills, reportedly became aggressive en route to Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore on Wednesday and bit his bus driver, an aide and two students, according to the Baltimore Sun. The adults called 911, and when police could not calm the boy down, they handcuffed him behind his back.
None of the passengers required treatment for their injuries and no one was arrested, the Associated Press reported.

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