The mother of a nine-year-old autistic boy who was placed in a duffel bag with the drawstring pulled tight has called for the teacher responsible to be dismissed and for the practice to be banned...
Baker, who was called to the school on 14 December by an official who said her son had been acting up, said she was horrified to find him inside the bag.
She said: "I can't describe the feeling of seeing him. It was so disturbing. I saw a big green bag in the hallway outside his classroom and I thought, 'no'. I was in shock. I froze. I stood up against the wall and I thought, 'What in the world?'"
Who the hell thought it was a good idea to stuff a child into a duffle bag in the first place?
In a statement, Dennis Davis, the interim superintendent, said state and federal confidentiality laws forbade him from commenting, even to confirm or deny any allegations. He said the matter was being reviewed by the school and was being "handled consistently with school district policies and with state and federal law".
He said: "The employees of the Mercer County Public Schools are qualified professionals who treat students with respect and dignity while providing a safe and nurturing learning environment."
If they're shoving difficult children into bags the employees of the school not qualified, and they're not treating children with respect or dignity.