‘I don’t like to be touched’: Video shows 10-year-old autistic boy getting arrested at school
The Washington Post
April 21, 2017

“John Benjamin Haygood was slouched in a chair with his hand over his eyes.

“A school resource officer at Okeechobee Achievement Academy in Florida stood over the 10-year-old boy as his mother asked: “Does he have the same rights as an adult?”

“Then, the officer reached for the boy’s wrists.

“’I don’t want to be touched,’ John Benjamin said, throwing his hands in the air. ‘I don’t like to be touched.'”

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