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Parents: Houston Principal Mishandled Son

Georgia, February 26, 2010
David and Stephanie Hawk say their 9 year-old son, diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, had rug burns on his wrists, back, and neck after his principal restrained him for misbehavior.

Houston County Schools Superintendent, David Carpenter would not comment on the specific case, but said staff members are trained to follow the proper techniques of restraint, which he says is only done when the child is a risk to themselves or someone else.

"He was exhausted and panting, and screaming that his skin was on fire," said Stephanie Hawk. " As a mother you just want to take them and run."

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