Lincoln Center investigating scratched student

By ANDREA POTEET

Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – The father of an autistic boy who came home from the Lincoln Center Feb. 21 with scratches wants answers about how they got there.

The man alleged last week in media outlets that his 11-year-old son came home that day with blood on his clothes and large scratches on his head, cheek and hand. He said he went to school officials, who said it didn’t happen on their watch. A bus driver and bus aid also told him they had no knowledge of how it happened.

The man said he has raised concerns in the past about another aid at the school and the boy has since been moved to another classroom. He has requested the aid be put on administrative leave and said he may seek legal action.

The boy cannot speak or write to explain what may have happened.

Wyandotte Public Schools Supt. Carla Harting did not return phone calls seeking comment by press time but said in a statement that a preliminary investigation does not support the man’s allegations that any school staff violated the law. A complete investigation is pending, she said.

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