April 8, 2018, NBC12—TV, Montgomery, AL: [New Mexico] Teacher files police report after child with autism hits her http://www.wsfa.com/story/37904443/teacher-files-police-report-after-child-with-autism-hits-her An 8-year-old boy with autism is charged with battery after his special education teacher filed a police report against him for punching her in the face. The boy’s mother, Maria McKay, admits the incident did happen but says she doesn’t feel going to the police was necessary. McKay says the teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School triggered her son DJ by yelling at him before grabbing an iPad out of his hands on March 6. "When he's in an environment where it's really loud, he starts whaling hands, and he has hit in the past,” McKay said. … DJ’s mother says she’s not defending her son’s actions but thinks the teacher should have known how to better deescalate the situation. She also says filing a police report is an overreaction….