A 12-year-old autistic boy was shot with a police stun gun outside Hawthorne middle school. It all started when the boy, that’s also an African American, didn’t want to line up for his photograph during a photo day at school. He started running around the school with a school’s security guard chasing him and trying to rush and detain him. Police lieutenant Michael Ishii said that the boy assaulted a security guard and kicked a police officer. The school called the boy’s family, but when his sister wanted to interrupt she was pushed back by the police, though they claimed that she spoke to him and couldn’t calm him down, so they decided to shoot him with a 50 000 volt Taser. “To watch my brother shaking on the ground, it was very traumatic,” the sister said. “He wasn’t the same for days afterward.”
The boy urinated himself and was immediately taken to a medical center to have two electrode darts removed from his back. The issue of using Tasers on children has become controversial in recent years and more research is needed to determine the health effects of shocking small children, still the Hawthorne police chose to use it on the autistic boy. The attorney said that if the boy successfully completes a counseling program, a criminal case will not be filed against him. Get useful psychotherapeutic interventions with psychiatry books and proper living.