In Backwards, Idaho, eight year old Evelyn Towry was arrested last week for refusing to take off her Cow “Hoodie” (Sweatshirt) for a class party. Evelyn is a third grader and weighs 54 pounds.
Oh yes, and she has Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism. Which her school recognizes. And has a plan for helping Evelyn. A plan that was agreed to at some point in the past by the school administration and a mental health professional.
Yes, the school understands and has acknowledged that Evelyn may have issues in school because of her Disability. Issues such as difficulties with change, needing routines, difficulty with non-verbal clues such as body language, and being overly sensitive to smells, sights and sounds.
Apparently, the plan for Evelyn spells out that if she encounters issues, she is to be physically restrained by 2 adult teachers (each handling 27 pounds of her), that they are to handle her roughly enough to leave purple bruises on her that can be later videotaped and photographed by her mother, that she is to be arrested, handcuffed and taken to the County Jail and then charged with battery on the two teachers.
Does anyone see something wrong with this picture?
Luckily, Evelyn was released to her mother and the school has dropped the battery charge.
Unfortunately for Idaho students and parents, the school officials have yet to acknowledge that they were wrong in assaulting Evelyn and leaving bruises. Bonner County police claim that they were just doing their job and stand ready to arrest other mentally disabled elementary school students who act out of line.
Evelyn’s parents are considering legal action and have stated that she will not return to school.
Duh! Take her and her sister out before the Brown Shirts haul them off again. And sue the pants off the teachers, principal, school board and police. Until these neaderthals understand that whipping children and slave labor aren’t allowed (and never were good ideas), the only thing they understand is hitting them in their pocketbooks.
Best of luck, Towry family, you have our support.
More to come.