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Was my son racist, devon england, its a school matter, my

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was my son racist,
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Customer: devon england
JA: What steps have been taken so far?
Customer: its a school matter
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Customer: my son was making monkey noises and a child walked passed at which point my son was told off for racism

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Why was your son making monkey noises?

How old is he?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
he has autism and adhd so is impulsive, he gets excited and makes monkey noises impulsively, he does it at home sometimes
he is 11
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
i was just wanting to know if it was racism as he is being punished with isolation and has been reported to the local authority

Was he making the noises at the particular child who was walking by?  And was that child of another race?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
the child i believe was another race and happened to walk past , at the same time he started making the noises, my son said he was making the noisess before he saw the child.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
he says he wasnt making it to the child it just happened thatthe child walked past but the TA saw it so decided it was racism

In that case all you can do is plead your son's case and ask them to take his special needs into consideration if you think they are a factor in his behaviour.

Unfortunately for now, the incident was witnessed by another adult and that adult has perceived it to be racist behaviour and reported it as such, so it stands to reason the school will act on that report.  But as above, you should be able to plead your son's case.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
he has no issue with anyone of any race. he is impulsive and they are aware of this, he has had over 40 detentions for his impulsive behaviour.

And that is what you have to say to the school in order to plead your son's case. He has a right to defend himself over the accusation.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
he did ay he didnt know why he was doing it and they are punishing him tomorrow so i dont have any time to plead his case. thank you for your time

You should phone them and ask them to delay the punishment until you have had time to speak to them.

It isn't fair for him to be punished if he genuinely did not mean what was perceived.

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
thank you so much i will get on to that now.

You're very welcome.

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