I first found this article
in which we learn that a kindergarten teacher who let her students "vote a boy with a form of Autism out of her class" has been allowed to go back to teaching. By unanimous vote.
Okay. Okay. I seriously must be missing something here, because a unanimous vote for reinstating this woman? No one stood up for the Bartons at the hearing?
She made a five year old child with Aspergers stand at the front of the room while the other students listed things they didn't like about him, then voted him off 14-2 Survivor style so that he had to spend the rest of the day in the nurses office. I know autistic children can be very difficult to deal with, but really? That's her choice of punishment?
And the kicker? According to the article
written just after the event, Florida decided that it wasn't actually emotional child abuse, even though for a while he was not able to even drive past the school without screaming and hasn't been back to school since.
If you want a "less biased" article, there's this one
, which is much more on the side of the teacher, because really, this is the first time she's done something like this and she's been an excellent teacher for years. Also as long as you've only killed one person it's okay.
Also also, can you really look at the picture of that kid and imagine doing something like this to him?
linked me to this site
for Alex Barton, but it doesn't look like it's been updated in a long time. ETA II
: It appears that the reason that the Bartons did not appear in court is because they were not told
about the upcoming hearing. "13 supporters of Wendy Portillo were permitted to speak in her favor at the hearing, including her sons as well as family members of former students." WUT. They told her supporters, but not Alex's? I... *even more rage*