BSO releases report about autistic boy's injuries
Updated On: Mar 21 2013 05:50:25 PM EDT
The Broward Sheriff's Office released an incident report Thursday pertaining to how a 6-year-old boy who has autism was badly injured while he was at school last week.
A deputy took the child abuse/neglect report Thursday morning at Bright Horizons School, located at 4157 NE 1st Terrace in Deerfield Beach.
According to the report, Jackson Cecil took the bus to school about 6:45 a.m. When he arrived at school, he was taken off the bus and a school staff member walked him to his classroom.
When he arrived at class, his teacher noticed scratches on his neck, ear, and cheek and reported the incident. One of the cuts was bleeding.
"When he got off the bus, there was a close-up, he turned and faced the camera and you could see plainly there were no scratches, bruises," said Cecil's grandfather Michael Oleksak, referring to surveillance video showing Cecil at school.
A pediatrician who saw Cecil called the injuries suspicious, according to the report. Michael and Debra Oleksak, Cecil's grandparents, told the deputy they found it strange neither the bus driver, bus attendant, or staff member who escorted Cecil mentioned the injuries.
Michael and Debra Oleksak said Cecil can't tell them what happened because he's autistic and has trouble talking.
"This child can't tell you what happened or speak for himself and nobody knows," said Debra Oleksak.
The Broward School District released a statement, saying, "Our school police is working collaboratively with BSO and local agencies regarding the allegations."
Cecil started at a new school Wednesday.
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