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An Elementary School Took Away A Blind Child's Cane And Gave Him A Pool Noodle To Punish Him

The boy's family believes it was meant to humiliate him for acting out at school.

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Dakota’s family are furious. They told local affiliate WDAF-TV that taking away Dakota’s cane is the same as taking away his eyes. “He shouldn’t be treated the way he’s being treated,” Dakota’s father Donald said.


North Kansas City School District Spokeswoman Michelle Cronk told reporters that the school did take away Dakota’s cane, but said it was a preventative measure to make sure the boy didn’t hurt himself or others.

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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