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Police in Bonner County, Idaho, charged the girl, Evelyn Towry, with battery after the arrest Friday at Kootenai Elementary School.
Even though prosecutors dismissed the case Tuesday, the family is considering legal action against the school. They say their daughter was physically restrained to the point of causing bruises and is now tormented by memories of the incident.
Spring Towry said she got to the school Friday just in time to see 54-pound Evelyn -- who was diagnosed at age 5 with Asperger's Syndrome, a high functioning form of autism -- being walked to a police car with two officers at her side.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
What's really disturbing about this is that this is NOT the first time I have read about autistic children being mistreated by the school system and staff members. There appears to be a total lack of understanding of how to deal with these children, and it appears to be a trend. There should be specialized teachers brought in with training to take these children under their wing IMHO.