Mother of autistic boy allegedly placed in duffel bag addresses school board

The mother of an autistic boy, allegedly placed in a duffel bag at his school, addressed the Mercer County School Board Thursday night.

Sandra Baker delivered more than 170,000 signatures, in support of her and her son, to school board members.

Baker wants the Mercer County School District to start a training program for teachers who work with special needs children.

She also wants the teacher involved in the alleged incident to be disciplined.

Baker says last month, her 9-year-old son, Christopher, was placed in a duffel bag as punishment by a teacher.

The Mercer County School Board responded by saying it had already looked into the issue and felt appropriate measures had already been taken.

"My son is going through trauma over this. I'm going through trauma every day over this and they (the school board) act like it's no big deal," Baker said.

Baker told us she plans to talk to her lawyer to determine what her next step should be.

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