Closed school, former employees indicted-death of autistic

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28 Jul 2022, 8:59 am

Shuttered California school and 3 employees indicted after 2018 death of student with autism

A shuttered Northern California private school and three of its former employees pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges following the 2018 death of a 13-year-old boy with autism.

An El Dorado County grand jury indicted Staranne Meyers, who was the principal of Guiding Hands School; Kimberly Wohlwend, a special education teacher; and Cindy Keller, the executive director and site administrator.

They were each indicted on one felony count of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death in November 2018 of Max Benson, a student at the school.

Guiding Hands School Inc., which owned and operated the school, was also indicted.

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