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'Bad kid' box incident prompts Wood schools review

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- Special education in Wood County schools will be reviewed following an incident in which a teacher placed a box labeled "bad kid fort'' around a student.

Media outlets report that the county Board of Education pledged the review at its regular meeting Tuesday. Board members also apologized for the incident.

Beth Dean and Jeff Richards say a social studies teacher placed the cardboard box around their 15-year-old son's seat because of his behavior in the classroom. The teen has Asperger's syndrome.

Dean told the board Tuesday that she believes her son's civil rights were violated. She also alleged that the teacher abused and humiliated him.

Several other parents told the board there are problems with their children's individual education plans.

 


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