[nfbmi-talk] Outrageous School Conductlist

Terry D. Eagle terrydeagle at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 17 15:59:15 UTC 2014

School Punishes Blind Child by Replacing Cane with Pool Noodle | whotv.com

KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The parents of a Missouri eight-year-old boy are
outraged after they say their blind son's cane was taken away and replaced

a pool noodle.


Dakota Nafzinger, who was born without eyes, attends Gracemor Elementary
School in Kansas City. Rachel Nafzinger told WDAF the school

took away her son's cane as punishment for bad behavior

on the bus and gave him a swimming pool noodle to use as a substitute.


North Kansas City School District Spokeswoman Michelle Cronk confirmed the
school took away Dakota's cane, calling it school property that was given to

him when he enrolled.


Cronk said the school took the cane after he reportedly struck someone on
Monday while riding the bus. Cronk said the boy "fidgets" without his cane,

a pool noodle was given to him as a substitute.


Dakota's father, Donald Nafzinger, said his son lifts his cane sometimes and
the bus driver thought he was using it violently.


"They said they were going to give me this for the next two weeks," Dakota


Dakota's family claims the cane was taken as a way of "humiliating" him for


"All around, he's a good little guy, and he shouldn't be treated the way
he's being treated," Donald Nafzinger said.




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