Thursday, March 21, 2013

Brickbat: Big Bullies #Autism

Brickbat: Big Bullies:
Eileen Parkman sprang into
action when she saw several fifth-grade boys beating an autistic
student at the elementary school she attended in Hawaii. Parkman,
who was then in second grade, told them to stop. Instead, they
knocked her down and stepped on her. That began a series of
incidents in which the boys hit her or threw things at her. School
officials didn't seem to be able to stop the boys, but they
threatened to
report her family
to Child Protective Services if they removed
Eileen from the school. The parents finally did take her out of the
school, and the Maui Autism Center presented her with an award for
bravery. The boy she tried to protect, however, is still in the
school and still being bullied.