A school sparked outrage for awarding an autistic fifth grader a trophy for "most annoying male."
According to the Daily Mail, Bailly Preparatory Academy in Indiana held a luncheon for students and their parents at Golden Corrall in May. That's where the 11-year-old boy on the autistic spectrum was awarded the offensive trophy...by his special education teacher...in front of his parents.
The boy's father recalls the shocking incident saying he and the boy's mother were blindsided and "weren't expecting it."
Offended, the family tried to leave the trophy on the table when they left. However, the boy's teacher reminded him not to forget the trophy, passing it all off as a joke.
His father revealed they'd received phone calls on various occasions with concerns about how to handle the boy's behavior. However, he didn't realize how big of a concern it was until the trophy incident because "a special needs education teacher should know how to handle these things," he said.
The school district told the Daily Mail the family has been met with and disciplinary action is being taken.
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