HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut parents who home-school their children are balking at a state investigation into the death of a 17-year-old autistic boy, saying the Office of the Child Advocate is targeting them.

Parents gathered Wednesday at the state Capitol, upset Child Advocate Sarah Eagan subpoenaed records of students withdrawn to be home-schooled.

Home-school organizations say it’s an “unwarranted intrusion into the rights and lives of law-abiding parents.”

Katiria Tirado was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison for the February 2017 death of her son, Matthew Tirado, who was starved and physically abused. He weighed just 84 pounds when he died and had not been in school for months.

While Eagan has faulted the Department of Children and Families, she says the process of withdrawing children from school needs to be reviewed.
(© Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments (4)
  1. John Sanders says:

    My understanding is that the deceased teen was not being home schooled and was registered with the public school system. Is this an opportunistic red herring to cover up institutional negligence?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s