JCPS has agreed to pay a family $1.75 million for an incident in which a child was injured. In 2014, a 16 year-old student at Binet School was restrained. According to witness, the teen, who is autistic, was being disruptive and a teacher grabbed him from behind and moved him from a chair to the floor using a technique called a cradle-assist. During the encounter or shortly after reaching the floor, both of the teen’s femurs were broken.
Three investigations into the incident did not find any evidence of abuse, but the femur is the strongest bone in the body and the injuries were difficult to explain. A state panel that that investigates child abuse deaths and injuries is still looking for more information and they will take up the case at their next meeting in July.