October 1, 2014
TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) - A Riverside County school district has rejected a claim that an autistic boy arrested for selling marijuana at school was a victim of discrimination.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/13jNrSa ) says the claim was rejected Tuesday by the Temecula Valley Unified School District. A lawsuit could be next.
The boy was one of 22 students arrested in December in a sting operation at two schools. He received probation.
Meanwhile, parents of another boy filed a claim this week over a drug sting. They claim a Temecula middle school official recruited an eighth-grader with a learning disability to pose as bait to catch a pot-dealing student.
The claim says the sting went ahead even though the mother objected, and it put her son in harm's way.
The district says it's reviewing the claim.
Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com