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Mother: Teacher Knowingly Gave Allergic Son Peanuts
theindychannel.com ^ | 10/09/2009 | staff

Posted on 10/09/2009 9:40:51 AM PDT by Abathar

INDIANAPOLIS -- The mother of a 7-year-old boy with autism and a severe peanut allergy has filed a lawsuit claiming a teacher tossed her son a peanut-filled Mr. Goodbar candy bar in hopes of sickening him and keeping him from going on a zoo field trip.

The boy didn't eat the candy bar, but Anita Young said her son suffered physical and emotional abuse at the hands of his teacher, and filed a lawsuit in Marion County against her son's Indianapolis school.

Young also wants criminal charges filed against teacher Trinda Barocas.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: allergies; autism; homeschooling; lawsuit; publicschools; teacher
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http://www.indystar.com/article/20091009/NEWS/910090387/Suit+says+teacher+tried+to+sicken+allergic+boy

The hot sauce sauce story yesterday was at least understandable, to stop the kid from taking the soda off the teachers desk. If she really said this to the aid then she needs to be charged with assault to commit great bodily harm. Heck if he bit it it could have been manslaughter, my wife's friend has a daughter that just rubbing the shells of nuts on her skin can put her in shock.

1 posted on 10/09/2009 9:40:51 AM PDT by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Homeschooling is starting to look better and better, thank the lord my local rural school system is ran so different than most of the stories posted here.


2 posted on 10/09/2009 9:42:50 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: netmilsmom

Yesterday it was only hot sauce for the autistic child, today the ante was upped here in Indianapolis.


3 posted on 10/09/2009 9:50:14 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Badly written title, I thought a mom gave her own son peanuts.

Homeschooling works well, we teamed up with another family and did that for several years then the boys went back “mainstream” (a misnomer for sure). The other family’s son was Valedictorian of the senior class because, of course, of his superior grades and not only that, he was very active in other events including sports, so was our son, just not the academic whiz.

But then again, our son went on to serve his country (and an Eagle Scout) for 11 years (still serving), fought 2 1/2 yrs. in Iraq, combat veteran, NCO recognized combat leader by his CO. BTW, they were well “socialized”, that is a lie and a myth foisted by the Left and the Teacher’s unions, what is socialization? Pulling off purse snatching and car thefts with the thugs in today’s schools?

There are some excellent curriculum out there but keep in mind that anyone that does homeschool will be up against a horrendous social assault by other parents, teachers and the “system”, ya gotta have a thick skin.


4 posted on 10/09/2009 9:56:27 AM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: brushcop

I didn’t like the title either, but woe be unto you if you change it to make sense.


5 posted on 10/09/2009 9:58:42 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: brushcop

I have not seen of had any problems with our local schools here, we are in a very conservative small town though. All three of my kids went to “weekday” here while in grade school, they walked them across the street to a church and had a non-denominational bible study every Thursday. I have had to straiten them out on some of the global warming crap that a teacher was pushing, I sat them down and gave them a better picture of the truth than the teacher did, but other than that I am very pleased with our schools here.


6 posted on 10/09/2009 10:02:56 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

I’m going to go with the commenter from the article

“This accusations need evidence.. Did other kids see the teacher fight with the boy? Etc?”


7 posted on 10/09/2009 10:03:13 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Abathar

Peanut allergies are the most fatal that I can think of. This teacher should be charged with attempted murder!..............


8 posted on 10/09/2009 10:05:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: netmilsmom
"The state report says teacher's aides also described Barocas as dragging Young's son and another student across the floor by their arms, pushing them, pinching Young's son and flicking the other student on her lips.

But the most jarring account is from early in the 2008-09 school year -- on the day of the field trip to the Indianapolis Zoo.

Teacher's aide David "Bo" Holder told investigators that on that day, Barocas said, "I wonder what would happen if (the boy) had peanuts? I could touch it, and then touch him.""

Seems there were witnesses to it, the other article was much better written.

9 posted on 10/09/2009 10:05:53 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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If true, this teacher needs to have the shiite beat out of them . . . then maybe do some time with Bubba.


10 posted on 10/09/2009 10:11:57 AM PDT by DesertSapper (God, Family, Country . . . . . . . . . . and dead terrorists!!!)
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To: Abathar

So maybe the best decision for parents of special needs kids is to homeschool them.

But if you are seriously thinking that spiking a soda with hot sauce to teach a child to not steal is the same as attempted murder of a child with a peanut allergy, I really don’t have much to say.


11 posted on 10/09/2009 10:12:22 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Abathar
I didn’t like the title either, but woe be unto you if you change it to make sense.

from the title, i don't see how someone can think the mother gave the son the peanuts... what about it does not make sense? i'm just asking because i like to take badly written articles or parts of articles to use as examples of bad writing in my writing and grammar classes...

12 posted on 10/09/2009 10:20:20 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: netmilsmom

No, the exact opposite, I would never equate the two. This person is deserving of jail time if true, the other one I was upset about because the kid was autistic, had he been my kid I would have shook the teachers hand with the hot sauce incident while laughing and thanking them for driving the point home. My complaint was autistic kids (real autism, not what they are calling it now in most cases) see things and deal with the situation completely different. Many of them would never drink out of another can the rest of their lives, I just think the teacher used poor judgment in dealing with a special needs kid in that manner.


13 posted on 10/09/2009 10:39:13 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: netmilsmom

Apparently, in the comments section of the story, a teacher’s aid reported her. Apparently she’s done this type of thing in the past.


14 posted on 10/09/2009 11:14:50 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: Red Badger

What I winder is if a child is this allergic why do they think the school can keep eveything from the child? It only takes one kid leaving his house with peanutbutter left on his hand to hurt the one allergic and the teacher or school has no way to know about that?


15 posted on 10/09/2009 11:23:46 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

Some schools have banned all peanut products from the premises, even PB&J sandwiches for you won lunch. But THIS was a DELIBERATE ATTEMPT to put a child in a coma or worse.................


16 posted on 10/09/2009 11:44:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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To: Abathar

If all the world’s leaders were removed from office and replaced by autistics and Downs people, peace would descend on this world like an auroraborealis blanket.


17 posted on 10/09/2009 11:51:24 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion never saved anyone, and never will.)
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To: Abathar

Thanks for that. We too are a small rural school system, we homeschooled whe4n the school went through some really bad situations with a principal (who’s computer was loaded w/porn among other things) and instead of running him out there was a “circle the wagons” mentality which outraged us. It was sort of below the radar but surfaced, probably by a dedicated teacher.

We “mainstreamed” once some things got straightened out, we also learned that locally, if parents will monitor and take them to task on obvious propaganda as you did, they will usually pay attention.


18 posted on 10/09/2009 11:53:54 AM PDT by brushcop (SFC Sallie, CPL Long, LTHarris, SSG Brown, PVT Simmons KIA OIF lll&V, they died for you, honor them)
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To: Abathar

What’s a TRINDA???


19 posted on 10/09/2009 11:58:42 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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A Trinda is the result of parents who want to make sure their child isn’t confused with any other kid I guess.

If the allegations are true it would also be the name on a cell block for a while if I ran things.


20 posted on 10/09/2009 12:38:22 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Red Badger

Yes I realize that but even in doing that it doesn’t keep the allergic child from being exposed to someone who had peanutbutter for breakfast. I used to have that nearly every morning on toast before school. To expect the world to watch out 24/7 IMHO is expecting a little too much.


21 posted on 10/09/2009 12:43:29 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

Yes, it’s a bit much, but this was apparently a school for “special needs” children.................


22 posted on 10/09/2009 12:47:42 PM PDT by Red Badger (The Zero has more airtime than Michael Jordan...........)
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