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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-11 01:46 PM
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Autistic student to face charges (Md.)
Edited on Thu Mar-10-11 01:58 PM by KamaAina /

Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, Cameron's hands are always moving and he finds joy in simple things like seeing his reflection in a window.

But when he became difficult, acting out in class, he landed in the guidance office Tuesday where he allegedly landed a blow on the vice principal.

"I'm sure Cameron... he's upset, so I'm sure he actually hit him, but he wasn't trained," said Gina Mears, Cameron's mother, "You shouldn't be putting yourself in a situation where you're not trained, and that's the thing with the school system---there's not enough trained people working with these kids with autism and disabilities."...

The school wants to press charges, and now the Frederick County Sheriff's Office plans to refer him to the Department of Juvenile Justice where he'll face one count of disrupting school activities and a separate count of battery.

I'm sure a stretch in juvie will do Cameron a world of good. :sarcasm: Then again, is there a jury in the land that would convict someone for hitting a vice principal? :P

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Kucinich Feingold Donating Member (176 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 03:36 PM
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1. Great story Mark
I wonder if you act this way back in elementary school :p.
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