Dallas School Police Tase, Beat And Handcuff 7-Year-Old Boy

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A Dallas School District has shipped a 7-year-old special needs student to a mental facility for disrupting class.

7-year-old student Yosio Lopez was first violently restrained by the Dallas Independent School District Police who reportedly handcuffed and tasered him for banging his head against a wall.

CNN reports:

Yosio Lopez was handcuffed, Tased and bruised by Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Police after the boy started banging his head against a wall in class, the Lopez family lawyer, David Ramirez, told CNN.

Yosio is a special needs student who suffers from attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and another mood disorder. He has experienced similar outbursts in the past but has always had a trained school aide nearby to help calm him down.

But last Tuesday, the aide wasn’t there and Yosio didn’t have his “safe place,” Ramirez said.

The boy told his mother, April Odis, that he was put on a desk with his arms cuffed behind his back while the school principal put her elbow on his neck and choked him to restrain him, the family lawyer said.

In a statement about the incident, the school district said in part:

“The Dallas Independent School District is committed to educating the whole child each day, and in doing so, we believe in providing a productive learning environment that is safe for all staff and students. While there has been media interest into an alleged incident at one of our Dallas ISD campuses, due to federal confidentiality laws protecting the privacy of all students and their families, we are unable to publicly confirm or deny the matter reported.”

After the incident at school, Dallas ISD Police transported Yosio to a mental health facility without his mother’s permission and committed him for nearly a week. His mother was unable to visit him for the first two days, Ramirez said.

Yosio was heavily sedated during his stay at Dallas Behavioral Hospital and was restricted from seeing his mother under the claim that he was “a danger to himself and those around him,” according to Ramirez. The child was released Monday night and is at home recovering with his mother.

Edmondo Burr

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  • Antisocialist

    Police state

  • TheTruthMartyr

    They want you to hate police and claim police state, wake up and do not get fooled by propaganda.

    • Ron Wheeler

      Dude you just do not send a child to an institution without the parents knowledge or permission, then not allow the parent to visit the child. Yosio is a special needs student – do you know what this means? You possibly don’t care.

      • straphisassforaresult

        yes special needs….. what he needs is a strap across his ass….. that’s his primary need

        • CherrySoda

          You’re a d*ck. Kids should never be beaten, especially special needs kids

    • asamansowsostooshallhereap

      Well said TruthMartyr
      ,..these people have been blinded… and they just don’t get it….. because yep you guessed it..They have been blinded… if they Believe in and bow down to Jesus Christ King of Kings and Lord of Lords their eyes will be opened… ITS CALLED HUMILITY….. A haughty heart cometh before a fall and Pride cometh before DESTRUCTION…. enough said


    Time to pull these demon possessed kids into line….. I bet he wont bang his silly little head against the wall again…lol… 7…17…70….. doesn’t matter if you cant behave yourself expect a bit of old fashioned discipline…. blame the parents..they stuffed up… this bullshit kid gloves approach to kids has seen its day… Bible says…”Spare the rod and Spoil the child…… a short sharp shock… whether its a stick across the ass or a blast from a tazer it WORKS….. enough said

    • Ron Wheeler

      Enough said? Enough ignorance displayed. Yeah, good old Christian values.

    • TheWorldTurnedUpside Down

      But the Bible doesn’t mention applying tasers – and how does a tazer support and protect a child in distress. Nor does the Bible mention applying stupidity or unauthorized or illegal methods. The Bible suggests disciplining a child with love, not indifference, resentment, or authoritarian vindictiveness. The values you express here are not Christian values but your own. That’s why your comments reflect negatively on Christianity and evoke the kind of response received from Ron Wheeler.

      • itisveryveryclosenow

        God is not a respecter of persons…read your Bible….. The Lord will carry out his sentence on this earth with speed and finality….VERY SOON….. get close to God while you still can….

      • itisveryveryclosenow

        It is not a child in distress..it is a child throwing a tantrum. Big difference ..very big difference. as for tasers Society had noneed for tasers when the Bible was written…. try to be rational in your argument otherwise you portray yourself as a mushy bleeding heart.. and nobody can respect a mushy bleeding heart…. ho hum ho hum ho hum.. :-(.. lol

  • Bugs Bunny

    In Jewmerika, untermenschen need to learn feel of the cuffs from early childhood…

  • barmanjosh

    That’s skin pigment, probably an anchor attempt