School accused of putting autistic student in bag

Dec 22, 2011 Full story: Log Cabin Democrat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A 9-year-old autistic boy who misbehaved at school was stuffed into a duffel bag and the drawstring pulled tight, according to his mother, who said she found him wiggling inside as a teacher's aide stood by.

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jaded

United States

#1 Dec 23, 2011
They should be hung!
FunnyGuy

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Dec 23, 2011
I laughed so hard at this I almost pissed myself!
KYHEAVEN30

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Dec 23, 2011
How is this funny again??
Scarecrow

Shepherdsville, KY

#4 Dec 23, 2011
Some of those kids can really nut out but I don't think putting him in a duffel bag is a good idea. There has to be a better way.
Doug

Franklin, TN

#5 Dec 23, 2011
I used to drive a wheelchair bus for Security Taxi from 2000-03,carrying wheelchair passengers and special needs adults to doctor's appointments and to workshops to spend the day.
Though I had problems with some of my passengers acting out during the trip,I'd always tell them,"You don't know how to be bad" as I'd try to help them calm down from whatever set them off at the time.
I didn't hold it against them and CERTAINLY wouldn't have used a duffel bag as a punsihment or restraint.At my level,restraints were forbidden so I had to think of other ways to control the situation.
The one case of abuse where A residential caretaker struck a client was reported to my office and to the workshop the client attended just as soon as I got to my cell phone on the bus.That caretaker was gone that afternoon and had nothing nice to say when I bumped into her in town later on.

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