But that’s not all. The cockroach in the ear incident happened way back in September. The neglect was observed by the boy’s school over and over again during the school year. The 9 year old boy regularly showed up to school reeking of cat urine, wearing the same Pull-ups and in need of medication. Another time, cockroaches were seen crawling out of his backpack.
Robert, 33 and Christina, 32, denied their child needed medication, according to the school. Their home was in “deplorable conditions” and they also denied their son sufficient food. Teachers would give him food and clean him. He is in alternative care now and his parents are in jail on $5,000 bond.
A 9 year old boy in Pull-ups? In need of medication? Nothing specifically states the boy was special needs, but those two clues have got to make one wonder. The only thing to ruin your day faster than a story about an abused child is a story about an abused special needs child. You’re welcome.