Special education teacher charged with aggravated battery
‘A special education teacher from Frost Junior High School in this northwestern Chicago suburb has been released on $500,000 bond on criminal charges stemming from alleged incidents involving three autistic boys who were his students.
Patrick E. McCarthy, 30, of Palatine, is charged with three counts of aggravated battery and one count of unlawful restraint and appeared Friday in Rolling Meadows bond court.
At the bond hearing before Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kay Hanlon, prosecutors said McCarthy appeared to lose control during the first month of school. They said he slammed one autistic boy into a brick wall and forced another to jump on a trampoline for more than half an hour while wearing a weighted vest. They also said he pushed one student into a metal filing cabinet and tied another one to a chair.’
April 7th, 2009 at 11:34 pm
these are not surprising my anymore, but thanks
June 4th, 2009 at 8:12 am
it’s really awesome : )
November 29th, 2009 at 8:08 am
Unfortunately, I need education on this issue.