Autistic girl assaulted by elementary school classmates

26 Mar

From CBS News: Three Florida Elementary Students Charged in Sexual Assault of Autistic Girl in School Bathroom.

Three elementary students were charged Wednesday in connection with a shocking alleged sexual assault March 3 on an 11-year-old classmate whose mother says suffers from a high functioning form of autism called Asperger’s

Two kids acted as lookouts. Add the school as accomplices, in my view:

The girl’s mother and her attorney told CBS affiliate KFOR that she wasn’t notified by Norland Elementary School officials about the incident for two days, but her mother could tell something was wrong.

Two days?!?

Here’s a comment that I wish didn’t have to be said:

The victim’s mother said her daughter is “very aware of what happened to her.”

3 Responses to “Autistic girl assaulted by elementary school classmates”

  1. Ali March 26, 2010 at 05:16 #

    Note the deflecting language: “an 11-year-old classmate whose mother says suffers from a high functioning form of autism called Asperger’s.” Not to get into the ableist crap in that sentence, but it is broadly implied that her mom is making it up or exaggerating her daughter’s autism. Because this is less tragic if she was NT and raped? She’s 11. She’s been raped. It’s horrible all around.

  2. Ian MacGregor March 26, 2010 at 22:56 #

    I don’t see anything in the article trying to play down this horrendous incident.
    The young girl was attacked, by young predators, because of her Aspergers. It is not saying the incident is not as bad as if she were NT. If anything it is saying it is worse. A sentiment with which I am in agreement.

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