LEESBURG, Ga. — The mother of an autistic sixth-grader contends her son was manhandled by a special education paraprofessional at Lee County Middle School on Monday, resulting in bruises and the child wetting himself.
April Hogan said her son, Stone Hogan, 11, was in a physical education class and apparently angered a teacher who, she contends, dragged the child, resulting in bruises.
“It’s a personnel matter, so there is not much I can say about it, but we are aware of the accusations and they have been reviewed and discussed with the parent,” Lee County School Superintendent Lawrence Walters said. “I’m satisfied with the review and the process that was done.”
Walters added that there are no immediate plans to take any action and that it’s important to remember that there are two sides to every story.
The mother said the incident was reportedly witnessed by several children and a substitute teacher.
The child is non-verbal and in a self-contained classroom at LCMS, the mother said.
The Herald has filed an Open Records request with the Leesburg Police Department asking for the incident report.
The Herald has filed an Open Records Request with the Leesburg Police Department asking for the police incident report.