My autistic son, 12, was handcuffed on his first day at school
Sunday People|August 08, 2021
Cop pinned him down
Martin Hale and Phil Cardy
A MUM has blasted school bosses after her autistic son ended up in police handcuffs on his first day there.

Sharron Faiq says staff called officers in after 5ft tall Rayan, 12, pushed a dinner lady who insisted he changed his trainers, despite the academy allowing him to wear them.

The mum arrived to see her son restrained by an officer. Rayan had been out of education since primary school due to classroom support funding problems.

NHS worker Sharron said: “The school called me saying there was a problem. I found Rayan pinned down in handcuffs on a table, being treated like a criminal.”

She filmed the incident, which has been watched more than 900,000 times on Facebook.

It shows a staff member holding Rayan by his ankles while a policeman has him in an arm lock.

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