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Hundreds of parents of autistic children are signing an online petition to get Florida teacher Wendy Portillo fired for her alleged tactics toward a 5-year-old boy that mirror the reality show “Survivor.”

Morningside Elementary School in Port St. Lucie, Fla., alerted Melissa Barton this year that her son, Alex, suffers from a high-functioning form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, FOX 29 reported.

Barton claims that Alex was punished for symptoms of his disability, such as humming and eating his homework. She says Portillo went too far last week when she kicked Alex out of class, and then allowed the other students to vote on whether he should be allowed back in.

Each student was also allowed to say what he or she did not like about Alex. By a 14-to-2 margin, the students voted Alex out of class, according to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

“She said this was her way of correcting his behavior,” Barton said. “I asked him how that made him feel and he said, ‘I feel sad.’”

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Classmates Vote 5-year-old Out of Class Barton has filed a complaint with Morningside's school resource officer, who investigated the matter, Port St. Lucie Police Department spokeswoman Michelle Steele told the Sun-Sentinel.

But the state attorney's office decided the matter did not meet criteria for emotional child abuse, so no criminal charges will be filed, Steele said.

The teacher has been disciplined, however.

“Ms. Portillo has been reassigned outside of the classroom at the district offices until any further action may be determined," St. Lucie County School District said in a statement.

Alex has not returned to school since the incident, and Barton says he won’t be going back.

"He was incredibly upset," Barton told the Sun-Sentinel. "The only friend he has ever made in his life was forced to do this."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,358956,00.html
 

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I read this story earlier today and it made me sick! SHAME on the Fla. state's attorney for not charging this so called "teacher" with felony child abuse and endangerment.
I also believe the Feds should investigate and charge her with violating the civil rights of this student. She dose not have the power to "vote" this child out of a pubic school or prevent him from receiving an education, doing so is in violation of his civil rights........
 

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wow another Florida story, we got illegals, Spanish only stores, and people refusing to learn english. But I bet you they insist on a Welfare check printed in English saying free money. Not to mention the 101 year old Lady driving around Florida, and then you got teachers banging their students all over Florida nearly weekly in the news. Now this wow. Not to mention Florida every election is the problem for this country, and makes us look bad to the world (as in rigged elections), due to their bs. :!:
 
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