Wednesday, March 26, 2008

In the News

I just saw a news report about a 14 year old student in Carmel, IN. (Creekside Middle School) who was tasered 3 times by the police. This apparently happened 2 weeks ago. The father said that his son was having a tantrum, was non-compliant, yelling and screaming, but he wasn't hurting anyone. The school officials decided to call the police. The police want to charge him with resisting arrest and intimidation. A representative from the Autism Society pointed out that this showed that nobody at the school had adequate training. The schools in Carmel are considered good schools, how could this happen?
Scary. One question that I have that wasn't answered in the newscast is "Why weren't the parents called first??" The father was awfully calm during the news interview; I don't know if I could have had the same composure.
This was on Fox 59 News (Indiana). I can't find a web link; I'll post one when it becomes available.

3 comments:

SB said...

oh my gosh, that is scary. I worry about this kind of stuff....

Kristiem10 said...

That is scary. I agree that they should have called the parents first.

FXSmom said...

I don't like to be sue happy but I think I would make an exception in this case. Poor kid.