Kent, Washington, USA
This is why we have a "nightmares" category. Imagine a principal in 2018 locking a student out of the building. Imagine a teacher seeing the student in the window and closing the blinds. Now imagine the student has autism. We just passed the anniversary of the death of Avonte Oquendo, a 15 year old who bolted from his autism program in New York and was found several weeks later dead in the East River. Schools are supposed to take care of their students. Keep them safely INSIDE. Not lock them out. What a disgrace. Our great sympathy to the family.
From KIRO 7. Read more here.
A family is demanding answers after they say a fifth-grade student with autism was purposefully locked out of school by the principal.
The principal of Springbrook Elementary, Ashli Short, has now been placed on paid administrative leave pending an ongoing investigation, according to the Kent School District.
Lovine Montgomery says there’s no excuse for what her 11-year-old grandson endured on Dec. 14, 2018. Surveillance cameras from the school captured the fifth-grader wandering outside the school for 15 minutes.