kids ( with mental disabilities) being removed by police in school

United States
March 20, 2007 7:15am CST
my daughter is adhd and bi polar. she was taken to the youyht detention center for trying to fight in school. the problem is no one called me till after she should have been home from school. the cop told the assistant principle not to call me. me and the school have an understanding about my kid they always call when she get upset. i would like to know if what they did is against the law?
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@addysmum (1225)
• Canada
20 Mar 07
I don't know about the law were you are but a parent or guardian is to be present any time that a child is with police where I am. The school should have called you. Or the police should have called. My family had a n event like this happen several years ago when my uncle (his mental age is 3) hit a caregiver for stopping him from getting a second cup of coffee. He was in jail of almost 6 months before anyone told us, he was in Ontario and we are in BC. A friend of mine had her children removed from school by social services when a teacher accused her ALS husband of harming them physically (he can't even lift his arms to scratch his head let alone hit anything). The kids where in with the social worker for 6 hours before anyone told her where they were. She sued and won.
• United States
20 Mar 07
Being the parent of special needs child, I have been through lots of situations. Does your child have an IEP (individual education plan)? Having an IEP would have helped dramatically in this case. If you don't have one for your daughter, the GET one. If you need any help or advice on obtaining one, feel free to contact me directly through here or It might take a bit to get as they have a time limit in which to work but ifyou get it in place now, it will be ready for next year. If you DO have an IEP, you can call a meeting to have ammendments made to address this issue. My son is also severe ADHD and bi-polar. So with me, its been there done that. I am here for you if you need help, support or advice. I have been through just about anythign except calling the advocacy (though I recently had to threaten that)