15th February, 2022 7:57 am
Claire Mooney is demanding cameras be installed in classrooms where kids with additional needs are taught.
The mother of a young woman who suffered horrific injuries while being restrained at school is demanding cameras in all classrooms where kids with additional needs are taught.
Claire Mooney waited four years before going public about the distressing incident through the Record while she waited for police and council probes to conclude.
She was distraught to learn after her long wait that two teachers who had been charged with causing the injuries to Lyndsay, now 24, would not be prosecuted.
Since that time, in 2018, she has campaigned for better protection for disabled children in schools.
Claire, from Bellshill, Lanarkshire, has lodged a petition at Holyrood demanding kids with disabilities be kept safe with cameras in class.
Lyndsay is autistic and has Prader Willi Syndrome and, Claire claims, she was routinely restrained at Bothwellpark High School in Motherwell, which catered for children with additional support needs.
Claire was devastated when Lyndsay came home in March 2014 with the injuries shown in our photos.
Her face was so badly swollen that an A&E consultant who examined her thought her jaw might be broken.
Claire remembers a call from the school to say Lyndsay had “kicked off”, had been restrained and had a small bruise on her cheek.
Source: Daily Record
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