Cases spark calls for cameras in special education classes
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) – A Kokomo couple is calling for cameras in special education classrooms following an investigation into injuries their autistic son suffered in school last year.
Leslie and Daniel Brannon and other parents of children with special needs say the cameras would allow school officials and investigators to see what happened if a child is injured at school. But educators and advocates fear they would trample on the rights of teachers and other students.
Many schools place cameras in hallways and on school buses to help monitor students’ behavior. Parents aren’t allowed to view the footage because of the privacy rights of other students caught on camera.
School administrators tell the Kokomo Tribune that they already have procedures in place to handle any allegations of wrongdoing in the classroom.