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Parents Furious School Had Special-Needs Son Dig Through Trash

Parents Furious School Had Special Needs Son Dig Through Trash

Parents of a special-needs student were outraged when they found out his school had him and his classmates look through the trash for recyclables. 

According to CBS Los Angeles, officials at Patriot Valley High School announced that they've suspended the program. 

“The shame and the embarrassment for the children, it hurts,” said Carmen Wells, who complained to the Jurupa Unified School District on Tuesday. Wells said her son, Marcus, came home upset from his first day back at school because he was told to put on gloves and dig through the trash, alongside other students with special needs. Wells said she couldn’t believe her ears.

“It bothered my son, but he wants to be part of everyone, part of the team, so he’s going to do it,” Wells said. “I felt victimized for my child and his classmates.”

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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