POLITICS

Parents of handcuffed autistic boy won't rule out legal action

03/18/2015 03:00 EDT | Updated 05/18/2015 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - The parents of an autistic boy who was restrained with handcuffs at school last month are not ruling out legal action as they seek full disclosure of all documents regarding the child's care.

The parents of nine-year-old Daniel Ten Oever have publicly condemned the actions of school staff.

They and a representative of Restoring Dignity, a justice federation focused on creating public awareness on institutional child abuse, held a news conference to detail their complaints.

Roch Longuepee, founder of Restoring Dignity, says the family asked for documents from St. Jerome Catholic School and were met with inappropriate threats from lawyers.

Speaking on behalf of the parents, Longuepee questions whether the school acted properly by involving police on the day of the incident.

The boy's mother Stephanie Huck says her son has been out of school since the incident, suffering from extreme anxiety .