Denton Parents Say Autistic Child Had Severe Bruises After School Officer Handcuffed Him

A Denton couple say their 10-year-old son was injured when a police officer at Lee Elementary School used handcuffs to restrain the boy, who has autism.The incident occurred April 30 when the boy was reportedly agitated during class. School officials called for a resource officer from another Denton ISD campus, hoping the officer's presence would calm the boy.That's not what happened, Emily and Robert Brown told WFAA-TV (Channel 8). Emily Brown told the TV station that she was called to the school that day, then informed that her fifth-grade son had been handcuffed. She said the officer told her about possible bruises on the child's arms from the restraints and on his head, which he had hit against the floor. But she and her husband say they also discovered bruises on his back and knees."We're talking about multiple marks on his knees that bruised," she told WFAA. "Deep bruises and knots."  Continue reading...

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