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Parents Say 10-Year-Old Son with Autism was Handcuffed, Put in Patrol Car

Parents of a 10-year-old boy who has autism say the child was handcuffed, put in the back of a patrol car and transported to a mental health facility after he ran from school administrators.

According to a federal lawsuit filed against the School District of Osceola County and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the parents claim the incident happened in 2016 at Narcoossee Elementary School.