Brickbat: Time Out
The Okaloosa County, Florida, sheriff's office has charged a teacher and two aides at a school for the disabled with abusing students with autism spectrum disorder. Deputies say the abuse involved a 10-year-old and two 8-year-olds. The teacher and aides locked students in a dark room as punishment. In addition, deputies say the teacher and aides blew a whistle close to one child who is sensitive to noise and held his arms down to keep him from covering his ears.