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Why was a girl with down syndrome sent home from school with her shoes duct taped onto her feet?

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Shaylyn Searcy feet duct taped
Shaylyn Searcy feet duct taped
Shaylyn Searcy feet duct taped
Shaylyn Searcy feet duct taped

Parents in Indiana have expressed disbelief after they went to pick up their special needs daughter at a school bus stop only to find that her shoes had been duct-taped on to her feet.

The 8 year old girl, Shaylyn Searcy who has down syndrome had in fact had had her shoes so tightly duct taped to her feet that she could barely walk. Her father Nate went on to say it took him almost half an hour to take the duct tape of her feet.

Haven taken photos of the child’s bound feet the girl’s parents then proceeded to seek answers from Westlake Elementary, the school their daughter attended with the assistant school principal offering that the action was indeed inappropriate.

According to ABC News the girl’s parents still do not know who bound their daughter’s feet and have gone on to note that they have yet to receive an apology from the school.

Responded the  chief communications officer for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Mary Lang, “We have notified the Indiana Department of Child Services of the incident, and if warranted, we will file a report with the agency.”

Tellingly Indianapolis’ Fox59 go on to note that the following report:

“….also stated the school had trouble getting their daughter to keep her shoes on in the past, but the school would typically call the child’s mother.”

To date no one has stepped up to claim responsibility or why for that matter the girl was treated in a derogatory way.

So much for tamper problems indeed…

Nate Searcy, Shaylyn Searcy and Elizabeth Searcy
Shaylyn Searcy with her parents Nate and Elizabeth Searcy.
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