Parents Outraged After Son With Autism Was Given “Most Annoying Male” Award!

An Indiana elementary school and special education teacher are receiving backlash after an 11 year-old child with autism received a “most annoying male” superlative at an end-of-the-year school party.

 

 

Rick Castejon, the father of the non-verbal autistic fifth-grader at Bailly Preparatory Academy in Gary, Ind., said that they were blindsided when their son received the “Bailly Preparatory Academy 2018-2019 Most Annoying Male” award while other students were given positive ones such as “most improved” or funniest.”

 

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“When they called him up he was just excited to get a gold star because it was shiny,” Castejon said. He added, “I didn’t want to cause a scene with other parents there, so I left the award on the table and tried walking away, but the teacher came back and said Akalis forgot his award.”

The 11 year-old’s mother Estella Castejon said she went to the school the next day demanding an apology from both the principal and the teacher.

 

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She said she never got that apology, however, Dr. Peter Morikis of the Gary Community School Corporation released a statement which said that the teacher who initiated the award is facing disciplinary action.

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