8-year-old autistic girl jailed, shackled for school ‘tantrum’ behavior

Nehemiah Keeton, uncle and guardian of autistic girl, Jmyaha Rickman. (AP photo)

Nehemiah Keeton, uncle and guardian of autistic girl, Jmyaha Rickman. (AP photo)

 

Jmyha Rickman, an 8-year-old autistic student at Lovejoy Elementary School in Alton, Ill., was jailed for over two hours by Alton police because of tantrum behavior. She was assigned to a special behavior disorder classroom, and school officials called the police when she reportedly spun out of control . . .

Click here to read about how school officials and Alton, Ill. police maltreated an 8-year-old autistic child.

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2 responses

    1. Thank you for reblogging this story; no child–autistic or other–should be mistreated.

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