In Florida, a ten-year-old autistic boy from Okeechobee Achievement Academy was arrested on April 12, 2017, on felony battery charges. The boy, John Haygood, had been expelled in October 2016 after attacking his teacher. Haygood had been throwing paper, hitting other students, and being disruptive.
When the teacher asked him to take a time out, Haygood refused and then started to hit and punch the teacher. John was being homeschooled by his mother since the incident. Haygood returned to the school to take a standardized test on April 12 and was arrested. The police were unable (or unwilling) to provide an explanation for the arrest.
Take a look at this video
Isn’t that a violation of the boy’s rights? Why months after the expulsion was he arrested? The video below was recorded by Haygood’s mother. Haygood reportedly was taken to a juvenile detention center and spent the night. He will be arraigned on May 11, 2017.
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