School Allows Autistic Student to Cut


The principal and head teacher at a Godalming, England, special-needs school were reported by employees in March for allowing a student with self-harm issues to cut herself, under staff supervision. (Unsted Park School enrolls kids ages 7-19 who have high-functioning autism.) Teachers were to hand the girl a sterilized blade, wait outside a bathroom while she acted out, checking on her at two-minute intervals, and then dress the girl's wounds when she finished. The school reportedly abandoned the policy six days after implementation.

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