10/13/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Walkertown, NC—Officials from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department and Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools are investigating an incident in which a young autistic boy unknowingly brought home a diabetic kit. The child’s mother found the kit, which included nine medical syringes, insulin bottles, and test strips with blood on them, in his bag Monday, October 11, 2010, according to information provided by WXII12.com.
Reports indicated Kristy Wall was waiting for her 8-year-old son, a Walkertown Elementary student, to get off the bus when she noticed him holding a syringe in his hand.
Wall contended her son, who is autistic, did not know where the needles came from. While Wall asked the bus driver how her son might obtained the syringes, the driver alleged she thought they belonged to him.
Wall eventually discovered the rest of the diabetic kit in her son’s bag. “I started thinking the worst: that he poked himself with a dirty needle and he caught something,” Wall stated.
“He’s in a special needs class. His classmates ride that bus. It could have been any one of them and they don’t know the difference between things that could hurt them… It’s a big mistake that could have hurt my son. The bus driver is supposed to check the bus to make sure there’s nothing going on,” the distressed mother added.
An investigation into the incident was launched.
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Url: Sandra Quinlan: West Palm Beach Injury News