Autistic Boy A Terrorist After Drawing Himself As A Stick Figure Shooting His Teacher

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Atlanta, GA. – A Fulton County mother was outraged Wednesday that her autistic son was suspended and charged with a felony over a picture he drew. The 14 year old is a student at Ridgeview Charter School in Atlanta.

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So this 14 year old kid  with autism is charged with making “terroristic threats”, and yet a full grown man who taught his students a geometry lesson outlining the assassination of our president gets off basically scott free?  Yea.. that makes sense :roll:

This autistic kid and the 13 year old finger gun girl should get together for a friendly talk.  Hopefully she wears mitts and he doesn’t bring a pencil though.  No telling what could happen otherwise.

Poor kid… Like he already doesn’t have enough to deal with being autistic.

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Aleksandr Mravinsky May 19, 2010 at 06:05 pm

For a second, I thought you said “Artistic Boy”. I knew some autistic people in elementary. One threw a wooden block at my head. Truly is a sad state our country is in when a child is deemed a terrorist for drawing pictures or making finger guns.

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Aleksandr Mravinsky May 19, 2010 at 06:08 pm

Also, wouldn’t a “terroristic threat” be something along the lines of bombing a building? This seems more like a personal death threat (if anything).

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Admin (Mike) May 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

hehe yea no kidding… the definition of “terrorist” seems to be very broad now.

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Josh May 19, 2010 at 06:40 pm

I don’t think a learning disability like autism would necessarily preclude someone from carrying out a violent act. Many people with learning disabilities are capable of a lot of things. I mean, look at Rain Man. He practically bankrupted a casino, and he was a ra-tard.

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Admin (Mike) May 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

LOL nice job on the hangover reference. That movie was awesome.

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Dave May 19, 2010 at 07:17 pm

I think the finger gun over-reaction is crazy, but this time… sorry – he’s threatening her.

Should he get charged with a felony? I’d think not. Should he get expelled? Definitely.

He’s implying with that picture that he wants to kill his teacher – there’s obviously something very, very wrong with this kid – and “Oh, it’s okay, he has autism” isn’t an excuse. If anything, the fact that he has autism is even *more* concerning, as autistics often have low-impulse control as well as a very different sense of right and wrong. The chances of an autistic kid actually following through on this desire are much higher than a normal kid would have due to this lack of understanding of social norms.

Sounds like this kid would be an ideal candidate for home schooling…

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Josh May 20, 2010 at 03:47 pm

I agree. He shouldn’t be charged with a felony, but I would kick him out of school.

His mother keeps saying, “He’s autistic, he doesn’t understand.” He apparently understands the act that he was drawing. He’s got little X’s for the eyes to indicate death, he drew a tombstone behind him with RIP on it. Imagine if they didn’t do something and he later brought a gun to school. Imagine the liability the school would face for overlooking this “warning sign.” If my kid were going to school there, I’d want this kid gone, to be on the safe side. I don’t care if he’s slow, autistic, or full-blown Simple Jack… ma-ma-ma-make him go to school at home.

(Surely somebody gets the joke in there; no one said anything about my “Hangover” quote earlier! LOL)

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Admin (Mike) May 21, 2010 at 11:06 am

+1 on being expelled. Whether or not he understands is a moot point. At least the school acted accordingly and I suppose if nothing else his parents will get the message.

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Admin (Mike) May 21, 2010 at 11:08 am

I meant suspended, not expelled… I don’t think he should be barred from ever coming back.

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Jeff May 19, 2010 at 07:25 pm

Wow, they picked on a disabled kid… I hope the board of education feels real proud of themselves…

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Henry Bowman May 20, 2010 at 01:21 am

50 years ago, this kid would have had a meeting with his parents, who would have impressed on him the importance of being polite to his elders, the gravity of wishing for the death of someone else, and forced him to apologize to his teacher. Now it’s all justice system, school system, government, government, government. The state is finally raising our kids, and these are the only tools they know how to use.

Plus, didn’t we all witness that reporter MAKE THE SAME TYPE OF TERRORISTIC THREAT on live TV right at the beginning of the spot?

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Phil May 20, 2010 at 07:14 am

He probable isn’t autistic.

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jimbo May 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

Was I the only one who lol’d at the fact that he wants to shoot a teacher named “Hartman”? Looks like we got another Pvt. Pyle on our hands.

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