In an update to a story posted here last week, a teacher was denied a contact after duct taping a disabled boy's only functional arm to his wheelchair. Special education teacher Leslie Garcia was denied a teaching contract for next year by the San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) executive board.
Anthony Birden's grandmother stated "They took away his dignity. They took away his freedom to use the only limb that works on his little body. He couldn't reach for his water. He couldn't reach for anything." The middle school student has shaken baby syndrome and is non ambulatory and nonverbal. He communicates with his right hand.