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Autistic boy's family speaks out against child's arrest

The family of an autistic 11-year-old accused of assaulting school administrators said the boy was made an example of and the situation did not need to escalate to the extent it did.

Terrauce Jones was in assistant principal Harold Weaver’s office Tuesday discussing allegations he hit another student when he became upset and struck Weaver with a binder, principal Charlotte Marshall said.

Terrauce then left Weaver’s office and entered the main office, where Marshall met up with him and tried to calm the boy down.

Terrauce kicked at Marshall but missed, school officials said. Administrators were able to calm the student temporarily, but when he went to the cafeteria, Terrauce became upset again and threw a soda bottle at Marshall, according to a news release.

Authorities charged the 11-year-old with two counts of felony battery.

Read more here: Autistic boy’s family speaks out against child’s arrest – News – TheDestinLog.com.

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