A Georgia mother said her young son, who has autism, was sprayed in the face with Lysol by his teacher and the school never did anything about it.
Kimberly Risby told WSB-TV that she knew something was wrong when her 8-year-old son J.R. became clingy and refused to go back to school.
The little boy, who attends L.O. Kimberly Elementary School in Atlanta, eventually told his mother that his teacher had sprayed him with Lysol. Risby told the outlet that it happened several times.
"He said, 'It hurts, Mommy. It hurts my eyes. It hurts my nose. It hurts my throat and I can't breathe,'" she said.
"It's a huge concern and one of the things I was wary about sending him to school. I'm hurt, I'm bothered, I'm outraged."
Risby said when she contacted the school's principal he apologized and said he "thought it stopped."
"We trust these individuals, these educators, to protect our kids," J.R.'s father Antonio Risby said.
The teacher, Dorcas Noland, denied the accusations telling WSB that she sprayed Lysol in the air and on herself after J.R. sneezed in her face.
The school said an investigation confirmed that she did spray the disinfectant on students.
Noland resigned from Kimberly Elementary and took a position at another school, something Risby said isn't fair.
"Why is she able to go to another school system? Why is she able to continuously teach without being reprimanded for anything that she did?" she said.
Records show that Noland resigned from a school in DeKalb County for unknown reasons and is now working in Fulton County, WSB reports.
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