Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Authorities Have No Concept Of What 5 Years Old Means

This is one of the most ridiculous stories I have heard in a while.

"Parents Consider Legal Action After Autistic Girl, 8, Arrested at School
Evelyn Towry Was Cuffed, Led Away by Police After Scuffle Over School Party
By SARAH NETTERJan. 14, 2008

The mother of an 8-year-old autistic girl who was arrested after a scuffle with her teachers said it was horrifying to watch her daughter be led away in handcuffs from her northern Idaho elementary school.

A mother is enraged at the response to her 8-year-old's behavior in school.

Police in Bonner County, Idaho, charged the girl, Evelyn Towry, with battery after the arrest Friday at Kootenai Elementary School.

Even though prosecutors dismissed the case Tuesday, the family is considering legal action against the school. They say their daughter was physically restrained to the point of causing bruises and is now tormented by memories of the incident.

Spring Towry said she got to the school Friday just in time to see 54-pound Evelyn -- who was diagnosed at age 5 with Asperger's Syndrome, a high functioning form of autism -- being walked to a police car with two officers at her side.

"She started screaming 'Mommy, I don't want to go! What are batteries? What are batteries?'" Towry said. "She didn't even know what she was arrested for." """"

So, lets get these facts straight. The 5 year old girl wouldn't take off her cow costume, and so wasn't allowed to go to a school party. She was, instead, held by herself in a room away from the party. When she got up to leave, they wouldn't let her, she got 'violent', and she had to be restrained. She was then LED AWAY IN HANDCUFFS BY POLICE.

Okay, first of all, SHE'S FIVE YEARS OLD. She is developmentally disabled, with behavior problems. Fine. But what I don't understand is why ANYONE would HANDCUFF a five year old girl. I just don't get it. Didn't the cops refuse to do this? Isn't it illegal? And why would you need to?

I just don't get it. Everyone who allowed that to happen should be prosecuted, penalized, I don't care. This should not be allowed to happen. America is no longer the America of old. It's a different country, more like Florida. I don't understand it, and I don't like it.

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