School bus assault by aide in Colorado

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15 Apr 2024, 11:26 am

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2024/04/1 ... -js-mb.cnn
A Colorado public school employee is accused of assaulting a child with severe autism on a school bus after his parents noticed unexplained injuries.



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15 Apr 2024, 11:47 am

BTDT wrote:
https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2024/04/12/school-bus-abuse-aide-colorado-cprog-orig-js-mb.cnn
A Colorado public school employee is accused of assaulting a child with severe autism on a school bus after his parents noticed unexplained injuries.

Again.

Reading about this type of thing constantly gets so infuriating and depressing.

Usually it is not the teachers but bus drivers and paraprofessionals who are poorly paid and have no idea about how to handle autistics.


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15 Apr 2024, 1:59 pm

Pay them a living wage & train them. Then you get a better applicant pool to choose from to begin with.