• 5-Year-Old Tennessee Autistic Boy Accused of Sexual Abuse by CPS for Hugging and Kissing Kindergartner Classmates

    One family says their 5-year-old son with autism is being punished for giving his classmate a hug. East Ridge Elementary leaders say the boy overstepped his boundaries. Nathan is a 5-year-old boy kindergartner at East Ridge Elementary. The principal says the school staff has talked with him several times. Putnam says Nathan has autism, which she says can make it difficult for him to understand social cues. "If you don't understand how autism works, you'll think he's acting out or being difficult," Putnam said. "But, that's not the situation." Putnam says the teacher said Nathan was overstepping boundaries. She says the teacher accused her son of sexual activities after she was told he hugged a child and kissed another child on the cheek. Debi Amick, Nathan's grandmother, posted in a private Facebook post: "What do you do when a 5 year child is being labeled a sexual predator and accused of sexual harassment by the school system? It was disclosed that it will go in his record for the rest of his life that he is a sex offender. This child is austic, he comprehends and functions very different than your typical 5 year. What do you do? Who do you turn to for help when the school will not even listen to the child’s doctor when he explains the child’s difficulties in his comprehension of simple things such as boundaries."

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  • 5-Year-Old Tennessee Autistic Boy Accused of Sexual Abuse by CPS for Hugging and Kissing Kindergartner Classmates

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    Since you wanna blast the childs name everywhere. Whats sick to me is someone is SEXUALIZING this childs actions. THis is disgusting.

  • 5-Year-Old Tennessee Autistic Boy Accused of Sexual Abuse by CPS for Hugging and Kissing Kindergartner Classmates

    Bill said:

    It is unbelievable that anyone, with a modicum of intelligence, would even consider a five year old of having sexual intent when they would hug another child. Couple this with the doctor of said child having addressed the school and explained that the child, due to autism, has some troubles with "boundaries". When I was in grade school, way back in the late 40s and early 50s, something like this would never have been blown so far out of proportion.

    I hope the parents understand now the danger of leaving their child in the daycare/prison system called "public schools" and get the child OUT!

  • 5-Year-Old Tennessee Autistic Boy Accused of Sexual Abuse by CPS for Hugging and Kissing Kindergartner Classmates

    Admin said:

    One family says their 5-year-old son with autism is being punished for giving his classmate a hug. East Ridge Elementary leaders say the boy overstepped his boundaries. Nathan is a 5-year-old boy kindergartner at East Ridge Elementary. The principal says the school staff has talked with him several times. Putnam says Nathan has autism, which she says can make it difficult for him to understand social cues. "If you don't understand how autism works, you'll think he's acting out or being difficult," Putnam said. "But, that's not the situation." Putnam says the teacher said Nathan was overstepping boundaries. She says the teacher accused her son of sexual activities after she was told he hugged a child and kissed another child on the cheek. Debi Amick, Nathan's grandmother, posted in a private Facebook post: "What do you do when a 5 year child is being labeled a sexual predator and accused of sexual harassment by the school system? It was disclosed that it will go in his record for the rest of his life that he is a sex offender. This child is austic, he comprehends and functions very different than your typical 5 year. What do you do? Who do you turn to for help when the school will not even listen to the child’s doctor when he explains the child’s difficulties in his comprehension of simple things such as boundaries."

    As a mother of an autistic son this is appalling the community needs to be educated about autism especially our so called teachers. They need to teach our children about love instead of turning it into something sexual something the child has no comprehension of. This teacher needs to be sent to school herself about special needs. Someone please stand up for our Special Children.


  • 5-Year-Old Tennessee Autistic Boy Accused of Sexual Abuse by CPS for Hugging and Kissing Kindergartner Classmates

    • For teachers you all are stupid, all these kids with disabilities are very loving and you all need to recognize that you dirty minded people
  • 5-Year-Old Tennessee Autistic Boy Accused of Sexual Abuse by CPS for Hugging and Kissing Kindergartner Classmates

    It is unbelievable that anyone, with a modicum of intelligence, would even consider a five year old of having sexual intent when they would hug another child. Couple this with the doctor of said child having addressed the school and explained that the child, due to autism, has some troubles with "boundaries". When I was in grade school, way back in the late 40s and early 50s, something like this would never have been blown so far out of proportion.