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Clearwater woman says autistic son injured while at school


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Wichita, KAN. -- A Clearwater woman says her severely autistic son was hurt while at school and she wants answers.

Ian Hinkle goes to a classroom for special needs kids at school in Goddard.

On September 10th when Ian got off the bus at home his mother Shawna noticed Ian had injuries to his wrist.

She took him to the E-R and she says x-rays revealed a possible buckle fracture to his wrist. Shawna said the doctor didn't think the injury was accidental.

Shawna Hinkle says she received no phone call from the school and because Ian can't communicate he couldn't tell her what happened.

"I send my son to school without injuries and he comes home with injuries and there was no explanation in between what happened", said Hinkle.

Special needs children are sent to structured learning centers by the Sedgwick County Inter Local Cooperative based in Goddard.
We asked for comment from the Cooperative but the Director and other top staff members were out of town at a conference.

The Cooperative sent Ian to a special needs classroom at Oak Street Elementary in Goddard. The school's principal said she could not comment. A Goddard SRO officer did investigate and found no criminal wrong doing.

Shawna says she would like to get Ian into a classroom with his peers but the Cooperative won't allow her to move her
son to another school. She is home schooling him now while he recovers from his injury.


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