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Superintendent: Special education false accusations

ARAB, Ala. – An Alabama school superintendent says allegations made in a lawsuit involving a special needs student, are “absolutely and unequivocally false.”

The student’s father claims that his 6-year-old son was punished by being restrained in a chair designed for therapeutic purposes in the Arab elementary school.

The father said he only learned his son was placed in the Rifton chair after the boy told his doctor that he is not as “the buckle seat,” according to a lawsuit filed last week in U. S. District Court in Alabama.

Arab City Schools Superintendent John Mullins said in a statement Wednesday that an administrative court previously rejected the same allegations.

Mullins said: it is a pity that the school board is forced to use the limited resources to defend themselves against “the most offensive accusations.”

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