My son is special needs he goes to a public school. Part of his syndrome is self mutalation my son wears gloves in his hands to prevent that. My son was bitting on his finger at school and the staff pulled his finger out so hard they pulled out his tooth with the root along with it. I took him to the dentist the next day and he said the tooth was not ready to come out her. Please help me I don't want this to happen to another child
I'm sorry to hear about your son's difficulties with his school district.
While we don't have all of the details of the situation, it seems as though the school staff does not completely understand your son's condition and how to address it. Typically, the IEP Team develops a behavior plan for behaviors that may interfere with a student's education. If your son has self injurious behaviors that affect his accessing his education, then a behavior plan must be drafted and implemented to address those unique needs. Districts sometimes fail to draft a plan completely, and other times, a plan has been drafted but it is not appropriate for the student's special needs. This may be the case with your son. Based on the information you provided, you may want to explore the option of asking the District for an IEP meeting or a new/revised behavior plan for his behavior. If you're not comfortable doing this alone, I would suggest reaching out to a special education attorney on this website or through other means and consult with them in detail about your situation.
I wish your son a speedy recovery from this incident and I wish your family the best of luck!
I agree with Attorney Tony Tai Nguyen that you should call for an IEP meeting to discuss your son's current behavior plan. I would also insist on staff training as part of the IEP. I would file a formal Complaint with the State Department of Education. I would also see a negligence attorney to get damages for the lost tooth and the PTSD that probably accompanied the event.
How unfortunate! Without knowing if your "special needs" student is covered by IDEA and an IEP, or a 504 plan, or nothing formal, it is impossible to ascertain what the proper procedure was in the first place, and impossible therefore to determine what should be done. If the child has an IEP then request an IEP meeting (which the district must hold) and review the IEP, behavioral interventions, and discuss appropriate adjustments. If the district was operating in good faith and according to an IEP plan, then the appropriate response is adjustment of the IEP and behavioral interventions plan.
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