Autistic girl subjected to severe torture by classmates
LIVERPOOL: An autistic girl was subjected to severe torture by her classmate during a brawl at a school in Liverpool.
Shocking footage showed that bullies were punching a kicking, Amy McAloon, 14, a girl with autism during a brawl in the classroom.
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The incident occurred at Alsop High School in Walton, Liverpool.
Her mother, Helen, told the journalists that Amy McAloon had been subjected to abuse regularly ever since she started going to school.
She said that when her daughter saw the clip, shared on Instagram and Snapchat, McAloon burst into tears.
Helen said: “Amy is autistic and she keeps getting picked on in school. She got beaten up a few times in the playground, and this has been going on for three years.”
“Yesterday I got a phone call saying she had been in a fight in school and they were investigating her attacking someone in the classroom and then when she got home last night she burst into tears and said ‘mum there’s a video of me getting beaten up on Snapchat’. It was on Instagram as well.”
She said her daughter was vulnerable because of her disease and added, “She has been in mainstream school all her life. She’s really good at music and art but not so much academically.
“It’s about the eighth time I have had to deal with the school over this and I can’t understand what homes these kids come from.”
“My husband and I work really hard to make sure our kids aren’t a nuisance because we’re a big family and there’s a stereotype where people expect six kids to be wild or brought up on chicken nuggets,” she added.
“The kids in school can pick her autism out a mile off. They are feral. There’s one girl holding her down and a boy shouting ‘punch her, punch her’. I can’t imagine how hard it is for her to go into school every day.”
Alsop High School spokesperson said, “This very regrettable incident was dealt with immediately by staff as part of the school’s internal disciplinary process.”