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School Aide Charged With Aggravated Child Abuse

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A Venice, California, school aide, Richard Green, has been charged with aggravated child abuse after grabbing a 17-year-old autistic student and shoving his head into a wall last Monday, today's Herald Tribune reports. Green had worked with special needs students for the past nine years, but this was the first time he had worked as an aide for autistic students, and he was not scheduled for training in crisis intervention procedures until next week. The father of the autistic student is quoted as saying, “”In general I don't think that is the type of behavior they expect from a teacher'”—–yes indeed.