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Mother opts for home schooling after son 'put in bag'

The Kentucky mother has pulled her 9-year-old son out of school after he was apparently stuffed in a duffel bag for misbehaving in class.

Kentucky mother Sandra Baker, left, sits with her son, Christopher, and husband, Scottie at Sandra's home in Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Kentucky mother Sandra Baker, left, sits with her son, Christopher, and husband, Scottie at Sandra's home in Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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THE KENTUCKY MOTHER of an autistic boy who says he was stuffed in a duffel bag for misbehaving in class has pulled her son out of school.

Sandra Baker said that although classes resumed Tuesday in their central Kentucky school district, she will home-school her 9-year-old son, Christopher.

Baker says she won’t send Christopher back to Mercer County Intermediate School until the teacher responsible is fired and the staff is better trained to deal with children with developmental disabilities.

Baker says she saw her son in a bag on 14 December. The case has spurred an online petition calling for the firing of school employees responsible.

The Mercer County schools interim superintendent did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

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