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Family claims boy with special needs was bullied, neglected at school

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -

 A family claims a Fort Wayne Community Schools third grader with special needs has been bullied by students and neglected by educators.

The boy was surprised by a show of support as his family vows he'll never return to that school.

A group of bikers surprised Isaac Hackley at breakfast Wednesday morning to show him he's not alone and give him a ride to our studios.

"When they think it's all gone and it's all lost and it's their darkest hour, we show up and show them some love and support. And it's not just about one kid, it's about all the kids. We're there to support them," says Brent Warfield of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts.
The Adams Elementary School third grader's cerebral palsy confines him to a wheelchair.
He moved into the district around the first of the year, and says the bullying has been getting worse, saying a boy recently pestered him about how he uses the bathroom.

"I told him you already know because you stare at me. And then he started telling everybody in the bathroom and then the security guy came up. And the security guy told him to apologize and sent him back to class. Didn't do nothing to him," Isaac tells us.
His family claims administrators have ignored his physical needs by saying his diaper is designed to last for 12 hours, so his mother can just change it at home.
The family says a doctor has written a note explaining Isaac's undergarments need to be changed three times during the school day, and Isaac's grandmother says she's talked to the principal for months about the way he's been treated.

"Getting pushed out of his wheelchair, getting cans of food thrown at him off the bus. All different kinds of stories that's been told to them since March. Then now ends up into this situation where he ends up not being changed at school and he ends up with a UTI, which is a urinary tract infection," Jodie Worman says.

Isaac's mother says the only option the district provided was to transfer him to another school.

"There was no meetings involved, there was nothing, hey, let's talk about this, let's get the situation taken care of, nothing. It was let's start him in another school starting Monday, we'll get the bus transportation. It's not happening," Kayla Ramirez says.
She says with only two weeks of school left, she'll home school him.
A Fort Wayne Community Schools spokesman says legally, the district cannot discuss individual students, and said, "FWCS takes the needs of our students very seriously, and our employees work hard each and every day to provide the best care and education possible to our students."
Isaac's family is considering moving to another district before school begins in August.

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