Down Syndrome Student Beaten by Classmate’s Father

Donna Dyson, mother of 7-year old beaten by parent at Winfield Elementary in Randallstown, Md.
Donna Dyson, mother of 7-year old beaten by parent at Winfield Elementary in Randallstown, Md.

Ok, try to wrap your mind around this one.  Your first grader is sitting eating his lunch and having an average day with classmates when all of a sudden a man walks into the cafeteria, spits in his face, picks him up and slings him across the room and dives on him…and your child has Down Syndrome.  What would you do when you get this info from the school?

The story broke October 5, but the incident occurred Sept. 22, at Winfield Elementary in Randallstown, Md.  None of the parents have gotten any word from the superintendent, the principal, or vice principal regarding the incident yet.  According to Baltimore’s local CBS affiliate, WJZ, the victim’s mother, Donna Dyson said, “The other student went home the night before and told his parents that my son hit him.”

Ronald Matthews, 27, thought he would take matters into his own hands…against a 7-year old Down Syndrome student.  He’s an animal!  No! that would be disrespectful to animals.  He’s a coward and he’s lucky to be locked up.  He should never leave a cage again.

But there’s still the travesty of the student’s safety being in jeopardy and no one has addressed this issue with the parents.  The security measures are non-existent according to Dyson.  “Joshua is traumatized,”  Ms. Dyson said of her 7-year old son. 

Once you get a drink of water and calm down, read more here.

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