Mercer County

Autistic Student’s Mother Plans on Addressing School Board

by Devin Katayama on December 28, 2011

A Kentucky woman who has accused a Mercer County school teacher of putting her autistic son into a bag as punishment plans to address the school board next month.

Sandra Baker was called to the Mercer County Intermediate School a couple weeks ago after her 9-year-old autistic son was misbehaving. She said she found him in a bag meant for therapeutic purposes, but the staff was instead using the bag as punishment. This week, Baker said her son has been unusually quiet since the incident. [click to continue…]

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