Special Needs 6th Grader, Says School Made Him Mow Lawn As Punishment
“Every morning I get pulled out of my homeroom to go mow the lawn,” 11-year-old Kyron Sloan of Portland, Ore. told KATU News.
What sounds like a good deed to keep the school grounds tidy, is actually this special needs student’s punishment for falling asleep in class.
Sloan, who is a 6th grader at Ott Middle School, has ADD, Aspergers, and what doctors think may be a medical condition which causes him to sleep.Cutting grass with a push reel lawnmower also makes his allergies act up, he says.
“… I try to keep myself awake,” Sloan told KATU, “… drink water, walk around school (and) stand up. I try everything to keep myself awake.”
The student’s mother, Krisit Sloan-Ceron, says her son is so embarrassed that he doesn’t want to go back to school, and that what school officials are bullying her son. According to the station’s report, the school is investigating into the punishment, but declined to give a comment.
…I wouldn’t even need bail money behind this one. No jury would convict me for slapping someone in the mouth.