Friday, July 22, 2011

Autistc Boy Handcuffed at Church Service

What a terrible situation for the family! A little understanding and compassion from the security gaurd could have gone a long way.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Garion Gliniewicz is autistic and has trouble communicating. As his mom, Kristie Teer, describes it, "A lot of the things he says are understandable, but for a stranger it can be very, very hard to understand him. Language is a big issue."

This past Sunday, Teer was with her 18-year-old son at the Springs Church on Jet Stream Drive, when Garion got up to go to the bathroom.

Garion's father Shawn Gliniewicz was told later by church security what happened.

A security guard noticed Garion and thought he was behaving oddly. He followed the teenager into the bathroom and noticed that he pocketed a clear plastic item. The guard then confronted Garion, suspecting the teen was using drugs.

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