EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) – Authorities are investigating after an El Dorado Hills student who had to be restrained became unresponsive and later died.

The incident happened on Nov. 28.

According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to Guiding Hands School on Windplay Drive to help with a student who became violent. The 13-year-old boy, who deputies say was 6-feet tall and about 280 pounds, had to be restrained by school staff.

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However, while restraining him, the boy became unresponsive. A teacher started CPR until medics arrived to take him to Mercy Hospital in Folsom.

The boy was then taken to the UC Davis Medical Center, but on Nov. 30 he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say the boy had severe autism. His name has not been released by authorities at this point.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has been interviewing everyone involved and are completing a full report. No foul play is believed to be involved in the boy’s death, detectives say.

Comments (2)
  1. Phil Bundy says:

    This is liberalism run amuck. There is no way in hell this kid should have been in this classroom in the first place but they are the rules. No matter how messed up a kid maybe it must be kept in a regular class no matter how negatively it will affect the learning process of the other kids who have no rights. I understand the liberal sentiment behind these rules but no one benefits from it except for the ones who pushed for it. It is so easy for them to make the common sense person look bad in situations like this. One of the many reasons I despise liberals and the ground they walk on. They’re phony hypocrite liars who only care about power.

    1. Sam Crane says:

      Phil, you clearly did not read this article carefully. He wasn’t in a regular class. He was in a segregated school just for kids with disabilities. Segregated schools are far more dangerous for kids with disabilities than integrated settings – they are far more likely to use restraints on a regular basis, and kids die as a result.

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