Child with autism handcuffed in cop car after wandering from school
Photo: Facebook / Trevor Hibbert.
September 19, 2019 12:49 PM
LANCASTER, Calif. - The father of an 11-year-old child with autism is calling for help from the school district after his son was found wandering around off campus.
Trevor Hibbert, shot video of his son, Abraham Hibbert, handcuffed in the back of a patrol car. The child reportedly walked away from school Monday.
His father says Abraham is autistic and has other special needs. He says this is the third time his son has been able to just walk away from school.
At a school board meeting, Hibbert pleaded for better resources for special needs kids, including better security so his son and other kids can't just wander away.
Other parents say they feel terrible for Hibbert and his son.
The superintendent of the school district says they're doing everything they need to.
Hibbert praised the local police. He said they did a "remarkable job" taking care of his son until he could get there.
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Updated: September 19, 2019 12:49 PM
Created: September 19, 2019 12:44 PM
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