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(UK) Scotland: Autistic student with bruises; "staff acted appropriately"

Mar 5, 2018, (UK) Daily Mirror: Schoolgirl with autism 'restrained by teachers and left bruised' as mum vows to sue council after charges dropped https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/schoolgirl-autism-restrained-teachers-left-12128073 Claire Nossiter says her daughter Lyndsay was “routinely restrained” in her years at Bothwellpark High in Motherwell … Lyndsay, who has Prader Willi Syndrome and autism, "kicked off" one day and had so many bruises afterwards she looked like she had been in a car crash, her mum claims. Claire waited four years for the conclusion of council and police inquiries into the injuries to her daughter, now 20. She was disappointed to learn that two teachers charged over the incident would not be prosecuted, and plans to take legal action against the council, the Daily Record reports. Claire said Lyndsay was brought home from school with a face so badly bruised and swollen in March 2014 that a consultant feared her jaw was broken. … North Lanarkshire Council found staff acted appropriately. Claire complained that the initial policy inquiry was lacking in thoroughness, and a second investigation was ordered. This led to two teachers being charged with culpable and reckless conduct. In January, Claire was told the case would not come to trial due to a lack of admissible evidence.