Boy with autism arrested for assault after police called to classroomSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 20:57
Boy with autism arrested for assault after police called to classroom
by KHQA Newsdesk
Posted: 09.24.2012 at 9:41PM
Updated: 09.25.2012 at 6:00 PM
QUINCY, ILL. -- A Quincy mother is upset over the way she said school officials treated her son who has autism during an incident Friday at Baldwin South Intermediate School.
Brandi Kirchner said that her 9-year-old son Roger Parker, Jr. had "a meltdown" during class. School officials sent him to a special area to calm down.
The boy climbed a dividing wall and the school called in a police officer to deal with him, the mother said. In the attempt to pull Roger off the wall, the officer pulled the boy by his arms and legs, causing him to hit his eye on the divider, Kirchner said.
The officer then tried to restrain the boy when Roger swung around and kicked the officer in his nose, Kirchner said.
Kirchner said the officer pulled her son to the floor. He was handcuffed and taken to the police station. She had to go to the station to get her son.