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Mother home-schooling son placed in bag at school

The mother of an autistic Kentucky boy who says he was stuffed in a duffel bag for misbehaving in the classroom has pulled her son out of school.

Sandra Baker said that although classes resumed Tuesday in their central Kentucky school district, she will home school her 9-year-old son, Christopher.

Baker says she won't send Christopher back to Mercer County Intermediate School until the teacher responsible is fired and the staff is better trained to deal with children with developmental disabilities.

The Dec. 14 incident has drawn national media attention and spurred an online petition drive.

The Mercer County schools interim superintendent did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

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