As sheriff's detectives investigate the incident, they say that there appears to be no evidence of foul play or criminal intent at this time.
AT. THIS. TIME.
This boy was 13 years old. Perhaps he was prescribed Risperdal, an anti-psychotic drug given to people with autism to "help" with behavior. One side effect is severe weight gain. The boy was tall, but 280 pounds is more than just a tall kid. Restraint is difficult. If you train in martial arts, you might call a restraint a "submission." Rhonda Rousey used to break arms with hers. You can break bones. Suffocate. It's called "choking out" when you apply pressure to the throat, neck or temple. A restraint is a weapon. I call this aggravated assault, not a school safety technique.
EL DORADO HILLS, Calif. -- A 13-year-old student died after being restrained at an El Dorado Hills school.
The student was described by officials as being six feet tall, 280 pounds, and diagnosed with “severe autism.”
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills on November 28. According to the sheriff's office, the boy had become violent and was restrained by school staff to prevent injuries to other staff and students.
While being restrained, the student became unresponsive and a teacher provided CPR until medical aid came. The student was taken to Mercy Folsom in critical condition and would later be transported to UC Davis.
The sheriff’s office was notified of his passing on November 30. As sheriff’s detectives investigate the incident, they say that there appears to be no evidence of foul play or criminal intent at this time.
This is a developing story.