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Autistic Children who are Hanging in There
Hanging in there...
This little boy had PDD from birth, and was already on second grade in a Special education School in Pennsylvania. He had already been kicked out from 3 schools before he landed on this one: 'Paving the way' Academy. His behavior was improving in the last three years but, his mind was not ready to socialize with the average kid his age, 9.
FEBRUARY 7, 2012
Little Richard was already positioned himself on his assigned seat. Monitors were used to strap their bodies and shoulders against the seat. This was done in order to prevent misbehavior and keep them at bay while the Bus driver was dropping other kids. It's 3:50 and the bus leaves...
SUBURBS SAME DAY
Michael feels a shadow behind him and in a split of second gets hit on the head. Instinctively, he looks the other way and shut his eyes. He hears, bad words and we see the aggressor; A 16 years old big bellied boy, that with no reason hit the boy. To make things worse, he made a fist and hit little Michael's on his Chest.
what was hapenning?
This boy had been hating Michael from last year. Michael's Basketball skills were amazing and was wise enough to master the hoop, like a real professional. Back to our story: The Bus driver didn't stop, he just hollered to this monster, who ran back to his seat. His name? Randy. He waited for this moment for so long. Poor Michael was just swinging his head back and forth. Being autistic takes some pain away and make the kid stronger. But we could see his eyes, getting watery and trying to pronounce the word: Why me..?
The damage was inflicted, and the driver didn't want to deal with a problem like this. Michael's head was bleeding and he didn't mind. But the monster got off on the corner near his house. Randy's Father was a City Council and the bus driver knew it all along.
Michael was anxious to get away from his seat. Meanwhile the driver tried to clean the blood around his ears and Shirt. Kids that were next to him, were just waiting for the moment to say something. Their ages ranged from 8 to 14 years old, except for the 'monster,' who flunked for two years and took all his anger on life, and on little Michael. As soon as Michael was dropped, the kids started shouting through the windows, "Michael was hit hard by Randy!! The driver didn't do s##!"
Michael's mom reacted immediately and saw her kid, showing a swollen head and a red chest. She wanted some answers from this driver, who excusing himself left her with her words.
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PERSONAL BELONGINGS DESTR.
HAD RUMORS AND GOSSIPING
FUN ON PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
All little Michael did, was run to his room to play with his Portable PS. Mom called the school, but all were gone except the cleaning lady. She took her kid to the Hospital and got him checked. The result was just a small concussion and lacerations. She was pissed and she wanted some answers.
PAVING THE WAY ACADEMY
Jane, Michael's mom was at the Principal's Office and after 1 hour of complaining, the Principal gave her some answers... that were written on a report for her to keep:
- Little Michael got on Randy's nerves by repeating the words: "I want my dad! I want my dad!"
- Randy was on special med at the time of the incident and was excused of the blame.
- The driver did his best to stop them and almost had an accident
- The driver will resign effectively tomorrow. A politician has offered him a job on his campaign.
Randy's dad was concerned, and paid for Michael's medical bills minus the deductible from the school insurance. A concerned mother had to leave, While the Principal held a private meeting with Randy's dad.
We never knew but Randy's dad was running for Mayor and the School received donations in his kid's name. Michael is doing well, and is actively playing Basketball and might become the next Michael Jordan. Randy accidentally died on a car crash on February 19, 2012. His dad had given permission to go out with an18 years old friend, and unfortunately both didn't make it home.