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Old 20 April 2017, 01:33 PM
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Default Mom films autistic 10-year-old’s arrest at school. Then he spent the night in jail.

A Florida mother filmed the arrest of her 10-year-old son as school resource deputies handcuffed him and took him away. The boy, who has autism, is accused of battery of a school employee in Okeechobee County because he kicked a teacher last November. The offense is a third-degree felony.

His mother Luanne Haygood said her son shouldn’t have been arrested for the incident. “It was because of his autism that spurred this incident,” Haygood told WPTV. “And he was arrested for that.”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nati...145281069.html

I am actually speechless at the moment. Arresting a 10 year and putting him in jail? Over something that happened months ago? Bad enough. Arresting an autistic child and putting him in jail over something that happened months ago? Freaking pathetic.
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