Update: School apologizes for replacing blind boy’s cane with pool noodle as punishment
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The school that took a blind boy’s cane and replaced it with a pool noodle as punishment is now apologizing.
The North Kansas City School District admitted it made a mistake and has returned the cane to the 8-year-old boy.
The school district released this statement to WDAF:
“The District has reviewed the situation. We regret that a mistake was made in making sure the student was in possession of his cane when he boarded the bus Monday evening.
The District has apologized to the family and is working to rectify the situation.”
After the incident, the National Federation of the Blind donated a new cane to the boy so he can have an extra one at home.