Outrageous Mother Says She Found Special Needs Son Wearing Trash Bag in Classroom
A mother of a boy with special needs is outraged after discovering her son wearing a trash bag when she came to his kindergarten class.
Five-year-old Lloyd lives with epilepsy and is non-verbal. His mother, Nyesha Terry, found him seated at a desk away from other students, wearing a trash bag a teacher had turned into a poncho in his classroom at Wentworth Elementary in Chicago.
She called it dangerous, disrespectful and absolutely unnecessary, and complained to the teacher.
Terry says the teacher explained that she was concerned Lloyd would get sick from being in a wet shirt.
The next day, Terry checked in and found the teacher had done it again.
As an epileptic, saliva often times drips onto Lloyd’s shirt. But his previous school didn't need a garbage bag. His mother also says the school had bibs and extra clothing to change him into. She also says she doesn’t why know Lloyd wasn't sitting next to other students in his class.
“He is the only child that was isolated,” she said.
She said she took her concerns to the principal and also repeatedly called CPS for answers but hasn't heard anything.
WGN contacted CPS and they issued a statement saying, in part, "We work to ensure all students are comfortable in their learning environment. This incident is inexcusable and CPS has launched an investigation. We will take all appropriate actions to ensure this issue is resolved and prevented from happening again."
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