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Student with autism shoved against wall

Posted at 6:43 PM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 22:06:31-04

A valley mom contacted 13 Action News after her son, who has been diagnosed with autism, was allegedly shoved against a classroom wall by a substitute teacher.

Kristy Cabbell claims she was getting the runaround from the Clark County School District. The mother says she wanted answers about a staff member accused of slamming her son into a classroom wall.
"How do you hit a child?" asked Cabbell. "How do you put your hands on a child? You're supposed to be there be there for that child. What she did, that's not being there for that child."
The mother says the substitute teacher at Helen M. Jydstrup Elementary School acted irresponsibly back in March.
According to a Clark County School District Police report, the alleged act occurred on March 7. Cabbell reported the incident two days later. She says her son woke up from a nightmare involving a teacher at school.
"He woke up and came in my room crying, hysterically," she said.
The boy said the teacher grabbed him by the collar and shoved him against a wall. He claims the teacher was mad at him because he was late coming back from the bathroom.
"I just want to know what the status of that teacher is," said Cabbell.
13 Action News accompanied her to CCSD police headquarters where she finally obtained a copy of the paperwork citing the teachers name.
"This is a start," she said. "It means I've got her name and I can finally get some answers."
CCSD could not respond directly to the allegations involving the substitute teacher.
Michelle Booth with the district's communication office said substitute teacher is "inactive" during the pending investigation.