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Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

January 29, 2019 at 5:17 AM CST – Updated January 29 at 5:17 AM OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL (WJHG/WECP/Gray News) – A Florida teacher and two aides are accused of abusing three children with autism by shutting them inside a dark bathroom and blowing a whistle in one’s ear, WJHP and WECP report. Okaloosa County Sheriff Larry […]

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4 adults in Florida school district mistreated kids, cops say | Miami Herald

A teacher and two aides in Okaloosa Schools in Florida’s Panhandle were charged Monday with abusing kids with autism, cops say. A guidance counselor in the same district was charged with not reporting sexual abuse of a 5-year-old. Source: 4 adults in Florida school district mistreated kids, cops say | Miami Herald

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Teacher and two aides charged with abusing autistic students | News | fox10tv.com

A teacher and two aides were arrested in Okaloosa County Monday, January 28, and charged with aggravated child abuse. Source: Teacher and two aides charged with abusing autistic students | News | fox10tv.com

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Teacher and two aides ‘locked autistic students in dark bathroom’ at Florida school | The Independent

A Florida teacher and two aides have been arrested for allegedly abusing two autistic children by locking them in a dark bathroom or blowing loud a whistle in their ear as punishment. An aide at the Silver Sands, a school for the children with disabilities, was so horrified by the abuse teacher Margaret Wolthers and aides […]

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Florida School Staffers Charged With Using Dark Room, Whistle to Torment Autistic Kids

The children were locked alone in a bathroom while screaming and crying for up to 90 minutes. Source: Florida School Staffers Charged With Using Dark Room, Whistle to Torment Autistic Kids

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Provider for autistic children pays $360K to settle fraud…

East Coast Stepping Stones Inc., a Jacksonville-based provider for autistic children, paid $360,000 to resolve a False Claims Act allegation that it submitted false claims to the TRICARE program for therapy services for children with autism, the Department of Justice announced Monday. Source: Provider for autistic children pays $360K to settle fraud…

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