Carole Veschi and son Mikey (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Family sues Fulton school over treatment of son with autism

The mother of a boy with autism is suing a Fulton County school after she says teachers restrained her son without telling her.

Carole Veschi removed her son, Mikey, from Hillside Elementary School in Roswell last year because teachers had been restraining Mikey daily without sending Veschi the legally required paperwork, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Channel 2's Mike Petchenik reports,.

A conversation between a former teacher, the former school vice principal and another administrator was secretly recorded, where they said they weren’t going to provide parents with those letters.

“Fulton County does not care about children with autism,” Veschi said.

Attorney Chris Vance filed legal action against the district earlier this week, asking Fulton County Schools to pay for private education for Mikey.

While a Fulton County official told Channel 2 they were investigating the secret recording, they said the vice principal had resigned and the school couldn’t complete its investigation.

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