Woman sues over "Survivor" treatment of kindergarten-age son

Aug. 31, 2009
Teacher allegedly had 5-year-old boy voted out of classroom by students

From The Lakeland Ledger: A woman contends in a lawsuit that her 5-year-old was kicked out of his kindergarten class at Morningside Elementary School in St. Lucie County, Fla., after the teacher held a "'Survivor'-style vote" among fellow students about his disruptive behavior. Melissa Barton says that on May 21, 2008, her son, Alex, was "forced to stand in front of his peers and be told why "they hated him. The boy didn't return to the class and finished the year in home-schooling. Subsequently, he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger's syndrome.

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