California judge dismisses "prone restraint" case

03/23/2009 | Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.), The

The family of a 9-year-old student with autism who was restrained in the controversial prone position two years ago after he began throwing objects at others has no grounds on which to sue the school, a judge in California's Orange County has ruled. The boy's father had alleged negligence, civil rights violations and false imprisonment, but the judge said the allegations were too vague.

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