‘I don’t like to be touched’: Video shows 10-year-old autistic boy getting arrested at school

‘I don’t like to be touched’: Video shows 10-year-old autistic boy getting arrested at school

John Benjamin Haygood was slouched in a chair with his hand over his eyes, a video shows. 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 young 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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