School Ties Autistic Boy Up In A Bag As Punishment

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago

A 9-year-old autistic Kentucky boy was stuffed into a bag at his school for acting up. Link to sign petition in credits.
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Male 36,410
@houtes: OMNIVORE! Bears are omnivores, except Polar Bears who are seal-o-vores...

@Gerry1: Playboy, donkey, bad actor, worse actress, Judge Ito, Cat (from Kiss) and Howard Stern...
Nope, not decoding this anytime soon...

Horney Dude
Depressed Donkey
Egomanical actor
Hideous twat
Idiot Judge
Drummer
"shock jock"

I`d guess they all sell their souls for money, except for Eeyore! He`s so sweet!
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Male 694
Have yourself a merry little Christmas!
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Female 4,086
so gerry, what`s the answer to the riddle? i`m eating too much leftover gingerbread to concentrate....
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Female 2,120
I`m bringing that up at my next board meeting, Gerry. Looks like someone is getting a raise!
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Female 4,086
this is why you hire Jews AND atheists.

i am an atheist.
i am at work today (xmas eve)and will be here tomorrow.
I AM BORED!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 37,888

This is why you hire jews, so they can work christmas.
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Male 7,123
Guys, just call it a day. Take christmas off, let the whiners whine. Seriously, just go have a drink. We`ll manage.
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Female 8,044
I will post this again for those who didn`t read it:
I-A-B is having technical difficulties and the front page is not updating as it normally would.
Fancy is working on getting it fixed as we speak. Hopefully we will be up and running shortly.
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Male 1,178
really, 2 days without posts? I know it`s nearly Christmas but...
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Male 28
um yeah.... guess i-a-b xmas is more important than the users...

traitors..
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Male 214
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Female 8,044
Where`s an IT guy when you need one? arrgghh!
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Male 61
*squints*

Hef... Eeyore.. Silva.. oh! got it! I think...

/although truly..., I dunno what "Piping AssBeard CheekyScowl DrummerWrinkles" means means, but it sounds awesome and festive.

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Male 37,888

Since IAB isn`t posting, keep busy figuring out this message.




Sorry, I only found it in the one big size.
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Female 220
I had a dream about a bear last night, rather unrealistic though :/
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Male 1,793
What the h*ll, you guys on vacation or something... or did you get raided???? Bail them out, get back to work...
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Female 142
@Davymid... When??? I can`t sleep and came on here to relieve boredom! I am bored with the only thing that I can always depend on to relieve boredom! Someone do CPR on the hamster! Or the bear.. And then post the video.
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Male 12,138
Any day now...By the powers of bears and hamsters... It`s coming...
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Male 17,512
Hamsters are cheaper to feed.

Plus, have you ever had to clean up bear crap ?
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Male 61
Wait, you have a BEAR there? Why wait for a new hamster then? Use the bear! Oh, sure, it`s a carnivore vs an herbivore, and it tends to be testy at times, but man, that bear has WAY more `horsepower` than any old hamster!
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Male 1,341
Alright, I`ll try. But I`m on leave right now and have absolutely nothing better to do with my time than to check for IAB updates...
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Male 12,138
Yeah Kego... The new hamster died. Working on getting a new one. Bear with us here...
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Male 1,341
So uhh... No new updates in over 24 hours huh?
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Male 500
@mrbear - Why does this make you ashamed to live in the U.S.? A few bad people in Kentucky and your ashamed to be American? Interesting.
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Male 233
[quote]This mother clearly has some personal issues with self control based on nothing more than her weight, so it`s not silly to assume she has issues training her son [/quote]

this just in, fat people are bad parents

scuzoid you`re not smart, are you?
deny it so i can laugh at you
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Male 15,510
Not precisely the feel good story of the day huh?
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Male 79
They must have really thought that was a good idea if they bothered to tell the parent. "oh and we trapped your son in a green bag, standard procedure. Can`t have all these tards running a muck aint dat right yep yep *ptooey*....yep."
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Female 136
this is f*cking rediculous! Who would think that was a good idea!?! this makes me ashamed to live in the U.S.
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Male 379
@Scuzoid
wow. you`re a real ignorant f*uck. you talk about someone`s body size as an indication of parenting abilities? you justify this kind of behavior because your perceived context suggests that this is something that "worked for that kid" and you think he "got in the bag on his own?!" are you a f*uckin lunatic or do you get off on being some sort of devil`s advocate? go ahead, you make your assumptions. but when you do, i`d be sure you didn`t first, in fact, stick your head firmly in your ass.
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Male 37,888

@ rickbub - Would you like a Midol ?
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Male 508
@Scuzoid `not hiding it` doesn`t make it right, or even legal, or even MORAL for that matter. By that very definition he could have smacked the kid across the face with the idea that it was...what did you say...oh ya "safe to do so".

Just thinking it was ok to stuff a handicapped boy in a bag is being a twisted prick thing to do. There`s no need to wait and pass judgment, when the cat`s out of the bag...Jail time and lots of counseling for the boy because I guarantee his trust issues are going to be off the charts.
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Male 293
Gerry, Gerry, Gerry. I commend how you make being such a f u c k such an art form. It must require a lot of time and practice. There is no way that such kuntery can come naturally. Eff you.
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Male 1,083
my little brother is autistic so i know how extremely difficult it can be to deal with autistic kids but i would never put him in a bag. if anyone is gonna put him in a bag, it`s gonna be me (not that i would), not some teacher.
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Female 8,044
Gerry (and everyone) we are having technical difficulties and the front page is not updating as it normally would.
Fancy is working on getting it fixed as we speak. Hopefully we will be up and running shortly.
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Male 37,888

I don`t recall giving IAB the day off.
Why hasn`t there been anything new posted today?
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Male 2,516
@tommy2X4, I thought the same thing.
Whenever someone talks with that accent I just hear "herpity derp de derp derp derrr"
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Male 1,268
Obviously I don`t have children, and assumptions are by their very nature based around information we don`t have. I will make assumptions. You try it.

Ignoring the fact that a bag was used, try to imagine a scenario where you`d do something socially reprehensible to a child. Now, imagine you were so sure what you were doing to this child was okay, you honestly didn`t care who knew what was going on. That`s the plot to a movie, not a normal reality. This teacher had no intention of hiding his activities. The ONLY way I can see myself being so carte blanche is if I truly believed it was safe to do so. Now clearly this guy could simply be a twisted prick who likes to torment children, but I`m willing to bet that`s not the case.
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Male 3,472
Not autistic, just from Kentucky.
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Female 3,562
"If one parent would stay home and raise their children then there would be twice as many jobs and wages would go up."

What? 1, if one parent stayed home than their total income would be half. 2, the reason for every couple to both have jobs is exactly because incomes are so low. There was a time when minimum wage was the minimum amount of money one person could make to raise a family. Can you imagine one man working at $8.00 an hour and supporting a child and wife? Maybe you can do that in Zimbabwe, if you don`t mind living in a dirt hut.
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Male 508
@Scuzoid I really hope you have no children. Talk about dysfunctional. BTW don`t make assumptions on info you don`t have. We don`t know if the "kid himself got into the bag on his own" so it`s not even a factor until someone clarifies that point.

Autistic doesn`t mean retarded but it does mean a HUGE emotional scar on this child for the rest of his life. Here`s a trusted adult, a role model, a mentor stuffing him into a bag then drawing it closed to shut him up.

Can you say `jail time`.
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Female 17
I like how the mother was concerned about a fire, or if he became sick in the bag.... Um how about the fact that he was in a bag at all?!?! Straight up child abuse. So wrong.
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Male 1,268
"no circumstances under which the actions of the teachers at this school should be considered acceptable."

Not buying it. Yes, there are protocols, that doesn`t mean creatively stepping outside of these are always going to be a threat to the child`s welfare. Firstly, try to imagine yourself in this teachers position where "you" put this kid in a bag and you`re so nonchalant about it, you don`t even bother taking him out of it before his parent arrives. To me, that only sounds like something a calm, non emotional adult would do. There was clearly no malice involved when deciding "Meh, just leave him in the bag." Now, who thinks like that? There HAS to be some sort of justification into that thought process, and my bet is, this IS what works for that kid. I`d go so far as to suggest the kid himself got into the bag on his own at some point.
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Male 255
hahahaha...
.....hahahahahaha.

oh bagboy, when will you learn?
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Male 2,868
I`ve worked with autistic kids, many of whom have exhibited extremely challenging behavior: hitting, kicking, biting, and even smearing and throwing feces. To those who want to know "the whole story," there are protocols for addressing this behavior appropriately, and none of them involve putting the kid in a bag. There are no circumstances under which the actions of the teachers at this school should be considered acceptable.
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Female 85
Omg this is horible! >.< Poor boy its not his fault he has autism. I hope thoughs people pay for what they did!
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Male 1,268
"She used it in the right context, do YOU even know what it means?"

And now we know what state Steelgrid is from. Let the funny questions stay funny.

The guy I know equates his job to training pit bulls. He`s at an elementary school, so his students are all generally around 5-10 and he only gets at most five new students per year. This mother clearly has some personal issues with self control based on nothing more than her weight, so it`s not silly to assume she has issues training her son. No one here has the full story, so who knows, perhaps the kid put himself in the bag weeks beforehand as a personnel punishment as children do on occasion. All I do know, Drworm, is that mistreating a developmentally challenged child, particularly one who hasn`t been properly socialized, is a largely different definition than mistreating a normal kid.
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Female 246
all i see is black.... ):
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Male 2,700
While I am in no way defending whatever this teacher was doing, I do gotta ask alot of you that talk about brat, or w/e else was used.

Have you ever been in the company of an Autistic child? Have you ever offended one without knowing it. A sound, a word, the shape of something. Have you actually been part of an autistic person`s life?

I would like to believe it is controllable misbehavior. But I have seen too much to see anything else than a trapped mind.

Just sayin`.
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Male 2,700
"Aspirate - does she know what that means? "

She used it in the right context, do YOU even know what it means?
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Male 2,390
something here just doesn`t sound right. and I`m not talking bout mama`s dialect.
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Male 2,737
Should have just beat the hell out of the little doofus.
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Male 7,123
madduck/skypirate

Think of it this way. If you are on the point of panic and someone you know and trust places their hands firmly on your upper arms and speaks soothingly you would quite likely find that calming. There are harnesses which can simulate that calming pressure. They are not that widely used, but they have their place as part of a properly considered management plan for the child.

But being put in a strait-jacket or shoved in a sack is not soothing. D`you see the difference? This was very bad practice.
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Male 2,419
only hundreds signed? lots of petitions out there have tens or hundreds of thousands of signatures and they don`t make the news

1. Choking on his vomit - how does the bag change that?
2. Aspirate - does she know what that means?
3. Fire - as long as he doesn`t weigh as much as you somebody could easily carry him out
4. Eyebrows - they talk to him at night and make him do evil things
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Male 7,123
I`m a special ed teacher (secondary) and we get regular training on safe and appropriate restraining techniques. Putting kids into a bag isn`t one of them.

It`s true that some students on the autistic spectrum find a firmly gripping harness soothing; that is not the same as taking away their abilty to move. That tends to increase panic.

When we do have to restrain a student who reresents a danger to themselves or others there is a lot of paperwork and a de-briefing to make sure it was done right and parents get a full report following a same-day phone call.

The school here described the bagging as a `punishment`. Students on the autistic spectrum are apt to have panic attacks (properly trained staff should be able to head these off) but if the school`s ethos is to `punish` these then it is a very bad school indeed.
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Male 1,444
Jesus Christ! I was taking in the story uintil Grandma Eyebrows showed up!

Kinda sounds like a therapy bag, the green one not the Grandmother.
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Male 37,888
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Male 1,196
you can`t put someone else`s kid in a bag
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Male 37,888

I will sign a petition to make Grandma do something with those eyebrows.
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Male 37,888

Okay, the school will look into this "bag" thing.

Now, Mom, what are you going to do about your sons behavior which instigated this entire incedent? I will start a petition that you go on a diet to set him a good example.
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Male 2,514
Uhh... 2 things...

1. It`s Kentuky. This is the least of their worries.

2. Bitch, what`s up with those EYEBROWS?!?
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Male 5,811
Mother: Can I see my son?!?
Teacher: No, he`s pretty tied up right now.
:S
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Male 4,746
Vomit? Fire? What if a race of alien bag hunters attacked the school and took the bag, not knowing the child was in it?!?
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Male 303
@skypirate: That really depends on the individual kid. Some hate it.

In general: Why has the teacher not been arrested for child abuse? That`s what would happen in my country. I`m regularly astounded by how barbarically people in the usa can behave and get away with it!
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Male 75
She`s a fake. She wasn`t thinking , `Oh, um, why the eff is my son in a goddamn bag?!?!?!?!`, she was worried about how he would get out or him choking on his vomit or a fire?!?!?
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Male 662
@Scuzoid once you said the teacher should ahve been smart enough to not let the mom know, you lost your argument. As a parent if I find out that someone is miss treating my child and lying to me about it you won`t have to call the police for them...they will come for me cause I would f*cking kill them.
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Male 2,543
@madduck

yup
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Male 2,543
im pretty sure autistic kids like the feeling of pressure...could be another disorder but if its not, that would be part of therapy.
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Female 470
Scuzoid, I understand restraining a dangerous child, but throwing him in a BAG? Put him in a room by himself or something, but throwing the child in a bag is inhumane and quite appalling.
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Female 10
@Scuzoid
Holding down a child to protect them and those around them is one thing. Putting a child in a bag where the child can`t get out is an entirely different situation.
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Female 4,349
monsterous behavior. fire them, and take away their teaching licences. then charge them with child abuse. a place where mutual respect is non negotiable indeed! add that to the punishment for the teachers involved, put them in the sack, see how they like it.
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Male 136
madduck.... you know nothing.
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Female 7,833
Are we certain it was not the kind of thing desigened to calm him? Some autistic kids find being wrapped up calming- I think it stops sensory input freaking them out so much- comp is playing up and vid won`t play!
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Male 1,268
My apologies for offending your delicate ears, Mike. I shall strive to be more PC just for you from here forth.

That said, It`s not illegal anywhere to hold down a child, regardless of age, who`s having a temper tantrum nearly biting other students because one of them had the blue crayon he wanted. You ABSOLUTELY have to condition this violence (Mentally handicapped are just as violent as you or I, the difference is a lot of their conditions don`t allow them to acknowledge the possible consequences of this violence) out of them as children, because the one`s in High school who haven`t had it restrained can do massive damage.

Cry a river over it. The teacher should`ve been smart enough to know he couldn`t let the parent know what was going, but it IS going on everywhere.
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Male 52
@scuzoid so when your retard kid(because his stupidity will probably be genetic) acts like you, I`ll be sure to throw him in a bag, this is America not North Korea that is illegal and the video says what the petition is for around 2:10, but bottom line Scuzoid your friend is an idiot and should be thrown in jail if he does stuff like that, I hope one of the parents find out and f*** him up
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Male 36,410
That was nothing short of criminal, all teachers involved should be fired and ON the child abuse registry.
Period.

vv @Sloth, remember the teacher, and the aid, who heaped verbal abuse on a retarded girl? She got ONE DAY of punishment origionally, until the wave of outrage hit. I didn`t look at the petition, but unless you light a fire under school beurocrats, they`ll cover up and protect their own 99.9% of the time.
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Male 2,033
Ok, this is pooty. That said, I don`t understand what the petition is for.
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Male 1,268
"The most surprising thing about this story isn`t that they put the kid in the bag, but that they kept him in it until his mom arrived, as if she`d just be like "yeah, no prob, I put my kid in a sack all the time.""

This. I know a special ed teacher, and yeah, they ARE going to have to restrain your retard kids from time to time. Biting, fighting, screaming, playing with their own poo, a lot can happen with disturbed children and maintaining their safety, their classmates safety, and the instructor`s safety is a full time job. The guy I know actually started Kendo right around the time he got his first job as an aide for a spec ed teacher. He`s stuck with it ever since and says it has seen it`s use almost every year when he gets a couple new students. That said, he doesn`t actually do it in front of parents....
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Male 5
They then proceeded to put baby in a corner...
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Male 347
Doesn`t matter what the kid did or if the kid has a problem or not, that is just wrong.
Judging by their accents though, they must be in a bad part of America.
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Male 2,868
The most surprising thing about this story isn`t that they put the kid in the bag, but that they kept him in it until his mom arrived, as if she`d just be like "yeah, no prob, I put my kid in a sack all the time."
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Male 12,138
They put him in a ball bag? Maybe it`s a cultural thing, but where I come from the term "ball bag" has only one meaning...
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Male 3,431
Aww cool! Skeletor is a news anchor!
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Male 645
is that Michael Jackson on the right?
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Male 14,774
He`ll have a phobia of ball sacks.

<Titter>
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Female 8,044
Link: School Ties Autistic Boy Up In A Bag As Punishment [Rate Link] - A 9-year-old autistic Kentucky boy was stuffed into a bag at his school for acting up. Link to sign petition in credits.
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