Petition Closed

My severely disabled, nonverbal son was nearly strangled to death on May 21 by a harness on his wheelchair that had been tightened grossly incorrectly taut around his throat. This neglectful, incompetent action caused my son to come off a 40 minute bus ride turning blue, not breathing well, petechiae on his face from the strain and strangulation marks embedded around his neck. He had to be subjected to a CT scan with contrast due to swallowing issues and pain. No one is taking responsibility. No one is admitting wrongdoing. And it appears no criminal charges will be filed. This must not happen to any other child! The responsible party/parties must be held accountable. This is a special needs school, so training has been done. What happened to my son was either neglect/child endangerment at the very least, and at the very worst, an intentional act of abuse. Our special needs children have only us parents as their voices. We will be heard in this case. Not only did I nearly lose my precious son, but he continues to suffer the physical consequences of this terrible injury. As well, I am left trying to figure out his educational plan for this Fall. The district should provide in home schooling and therapies for my son, as there is certainly no way he will be returning to this school or riding on a school bus again. Action is needed!

Letter to
Fletcher Miller School, Jefferson Co. School District, State of Colorado
President of the United States
Colorado State Senate
and 7 others
Colorado State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Governor John Hickenlooper
State Senator Evie Hudak
District Attorney, Jefferson County, Colorado Scott W. Story
Colorado Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Fletcher Miller School, Jefferson Co. School District, State of Colorado.

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Take responsibility, disciplinary action, make safety changes

Brendan, a severely disabled, nonverbal, wheelchair bound little boy was nearly strangled to death on May 21 by a harness on his wheelchair that had been tightened grossly incorrectly up and around his throat. This neglectful, incompetent action caused him to come off a 40 minute bus ride turning blue, not breathing well, petecheia on his face from the strain and strangulation marks embedded around his neck. He had to be subjected to a CT scan with contrast due to swallowing issues and pain. No one is taking responsibility. No one is admitting wrongdoing. And it appears no criminal charges will be filed. This must not happen to any other child!
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Sincerely,