Saturday, September 29, 2012

Boy with autism arrested for assault after police called to classroom

Boy with autism arrested for assault after police called to classroom
Mother says she will remove son from Quincy school district
Read more: LocalEducationCommunityNewsLegalBaldwin South Intermediate SchoolRoger Parker JrBrandi KirchnerSchoolAutismQuincy PolicePolice OfficerAssaultArrestHandcuffed9 Year Old Boy9 Year Old Autistic BoyQuincy Mother Upset over Alleged Assault Against her 9 Year Old Autistic Son9 Year Old Boy with Autism Allegedly Assaulted by Quincy Officer During Restraining Attempt at SchoolSchool Incident Leads to Arrest and Booking of 9 Year Old Bu with AutismBoy with Autism Allegedly Injured by Quincy Police Officer
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.
"I asked to see my son. Forty-five minutes later, after they told me he did not need a parent present because he was under arrest and not being interrogated,” she said. “He was fingerprinted, photographed and booked for aggravated battery to a police officer.”     read on..

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