Wake is getting some unwanted national media coverage right now.
ABC News (national and not just local) is reporting on the allegations of abuse of autistic students at Carroll Middle School in Raleigh. Stories about students being handcuffed and encouraged to wrestle one another helps explain why national media has been drawn to the lawsuit.
While Wake has declined Disability Rights North Carolina’s request for the names of students for privacy reasons, the ABC News article quotes the group as saying it’s due to fear of embarrassment.
”I'm not sure they're hiding something — I think we probably know most of the events that are going on in that classroom — but to confirm them would be an embarrassment to the school system,” said John Rittelmeyer, DRNC’s lawyer, in the ABC report.
Wake school officials say they’re conducting their own investigation of the allegations at Carroll.
"We take these allegations very seriously," said Superintendent Del Burns.
The ABC News story has generated more than 50 comments from people across the country.
Click here for the N&O article from Lynn Bonner that ran earlier this week.