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Originally posted by Miracle Man
I'm sorry but doesn't it seem weird to anybody that an autistic child with the mental capacity of a 3rd grader is in the 8th grade?
Something doesn't make sense. I heard about this, since its a few minutes from me and what is odd is MOM is claiming he has the capacity of a third grader, yet he is in a standard 8th grade class???? How is that, how is he able to mentally complete his work and assignments if he truly is that handicapped, yet not understand his drawing?
He is also being charged with terroristic threats, NOT terrorist threats....HUGE difference.
Bottom line is we have kids showing up at schools these days killing other kids and teachers...should this be addressed, YES! Autism is a sad thing and I feel for this family and boy, but I never knew autism as an excuse to draw pictures of killing your teacher....last I heard autism causes kids to repeat things, restrict interaction, and body movement, NOT cause for drawings like this.
And when I say it should be addressed, I don't mean arrested...I mean the parents and school should take all measures to get him help. Talk to him, find out whats going on, etc....he doesn't need to be charged...I agree, but does need to be made aware of what he did isn't smart and why.
I never knew autism as an excuse to draw pictures of killing your teacher....last I heard autism causes kids to repeat things, restrict interaction, and body movement, NOT cause for drawings like this.
Originally posted by Tragic
I'm sorry to say that a 3rd grader (by his mentality stated) knows that they shouldn't draw a picture of himself shooting his teacher.
I will say though that maybe he didn't understand what happens when the trigger is pulled?
I have a cousin, who's son has autism. I know that he's really smart but there are simple things that just don't make any sense at all to him.
They need to do some homework on Autism and then make their decisions.
But facing terrorist charges? Are you F'in kidding me?!
It's a drawing, not a real gun!
Crikey, these people need to get a grip.
[edit on 14-5-2010 by Tragic]
Originally posted by rcwj1975
reply to post by truthseeker1984
I agree it is speculation...but we have been proven wrong a few times in the past few years. We still want to believe NO CHILD could ever do something like get a gun and kill others for no reason, or petty reasons..BUT...it has happend. All I want is for them to find out the scoop...get the info they need and THEN make a decision......
I wish the world WOULDN'T have ever gone in this direction...but here we are....