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Nearly a year after a teenager with autism died after being physically restrained at a California school for students with special needs, several school employees are facing criminal charges for their alleged roles in his death.
On Tuesday, the El Dorado County District Attorney announced the filing of charges against three people working at Guiding Hands School, Inc., a school in El Dorado Hills.
The article goes on to state the following:
The school’s executive director and site administrator, Cindy Keller, as well as the principal, Staranne Meyers, and a special education teacher, Kimberly Wohlwend, were all charged with felony involuntary manslaughter stemming from the death of Max Benson.
Max Benson became unresponsive after a special education teacher restrained him in a face-down position for nearly two hours.https://t.co/yfVQNzz3S2
— News 8 – WROC-TV (@News_8) November 13, 2019
#Happeningtoday the arraignment of 3 school employees charged with involuntary manslaughter after the 2018 death Max Benson. The Guiding Hands School student living with autism died 2 days after being physically restrained at school pic.twitter.com/2PXDxBzCds
— Renee Santos (@RSantosTV) November 13, 2019
Thirteen-year-old Max Benson died after staff reportedly put him in a face-down restraint position for nearly an hour.https://t.co/YLo1mLAVQF
— 10 News First Sydney (@10NewsFirstSyd) November 13, 2019
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