The parents listen intently as the prosecutor reads off the number of times Diana O'Neill is accused of abusing four severely mentally disabled students while a teacher at Venice Elementary School.
A.S. is Patty Sherknus' 9-year-old son, Adam. Born with Down syndrome, Adam cannot speak and needs help going to the bathroom. He is in school to learn basic skills, like how to feed and dress himself. Classroom aides told police that O'Neill repeatedly hit him on the head with another child's arm brace, binders and water bottles.
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