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Wed Oct 9, 2013, 08:14 PM

School Silences 14-Year-Old Autistic Student From Questioning Treatment

Christian Ranieri said he wanted to be heard after he felt he was treated unfairly in class as a result of his autism.

Posted by Amanda Lindner


The Northport-East Northport Board of Education cut off a 14-year-old boy from speaking during Monday’s meeting when the teen, who has a form of high-functioning autism, attempted to express what he felt was unfair treatment in his classroom due to his disability.

Christian Ranieri held back tears as he left the room after being shut down just a few sentences into his speech, in which he was asking the board to hear him out after he felt he was unfairly suspended for two days from school.

The school board president cited privacy laws in his reasoning for halting Ranieri's speech. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act protects the privacy of student education records.


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http://northport.patch.com/groups/schools/p/14yearold-shut-down-from-speaking-at-school-board-meeting

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2013, 08:25 PM

1. Privacy when it suits and benefits the school

 

been there, done that, got the scars to prove it. and the legal bills.

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Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:06 PM

2. That poor kid!

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