By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Five families from Great Falls Montana believe that their special needs children were severely abused by the 7th and 8th grade special needs classroom teacher aids at North Middle School. Tragically, the children’s special needs – autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome – prevented them from reporting the alleged abuse. Julie Parish and Kristina Marie Kallies have been charged with felony assault on a minor and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of children. Ms. Parish has been arrested but police have been unable to find Ms. Kallie.
The children’s parents are both outraged and heartbroken. The parents reported that their children would come home from school with bite marks, burns and welts. Witnesses claim to have seen children water boarded, forced to eat their own vomit, and left sitting in soiled clothing for several hours.
If convicted on these charges, each aid could face up to five and half years in prison. You can read more details of the charges at the Mom Logic Blog, Accused: Special Needs Teachers’ Aides Tortured Students.</a