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Scottish School Builds Cage For Autistic Boy

by | 2nd, November 2010

TO keep the 18-year-old autistic boy away form the other students at Nicolson Institute, on the Western Isles, the school has build him an outdoor cage.

The teenager spends much of his time alone in school room – six hours a day. And the school thought it an idea to get him fresh air. So they stuck together seven large steel crowd control barriers. (What – no Wicker Man?)

His family had raised around £500 to help with the build of a recreational area.

Says a spokesman for the school:

“We try to be sensitive to the needs of all the children in our care. This enclosure was built with the best intentions, but perhaps the right degree of thought was not put into it. It was immediately deemed unsuitable and dismantled. We are in discussion with the child’s parents to solve this problem.”

Plan B: put the other children in the cage and let him run free…

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