August 4, 2021, 2:21 pm
- Nonverbal, severely autistic student was upset, left the classroom
- The deputy should plausibly have known that accommodation was needed
A Louisiana deputy sheriff in charge of school safety faces a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act for using a stun gun on a nonverbal, severely autistic student, the Fifth Circuit said.
JH’s mother, Rosie Phillips, plausibly claimed that the vicarious nunnery knew of JH’s disability and failed to take it into account in violation of the ADA, Judge Gregg J. Costa’s unpublished statement said.
JH was a tenth grader in the special class at Northwood High School in Shreveport, La. Nobody knows exactly what started him, but he got extremely upset and left his classroom.
Out in the hall, …
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