We previously covered the story of Evelyn Towry, a 54 pound eight year old girl who refused to take off her cow hoodie and was denied cake. Now Ms. Towry and her parents are suing the Lake Pend Oreille Idaho School District and the Bonner County Sheriff's Department.
Not for the denial of cake, but because Evelyn was hauled to jail in handcuffs and charged with criminal battery.
Evelyn was a third-grader at Kootenai Elementary School last year when she was handcuffed and arrested. School staffers say she spit on and inappropriately touched two instructors.
Evelyn and her parents say their rights were violated.
The school and county plan to defend the claim by demonstrating that Evelyn's disruptive behavior made her arrest appropriate. 54 pound Evelyn, pictured below, suffers from Asperger syndrome, a relatively high functioning form of autism. So it was right and proper to deny Evelyn a slice of cake for refusing to be a good little girl, and remove her cow hoodie. And it was wrong and evil of Evelyn to throw a tantrum, indeed, to molest and assault her teachers.
So deputies had no choice but to lead the half-pint hooligan to jail.
Of course the policeman has a hard job, something that selfish autistic children don't seem to appreciate, especially where cake is concerned. While it must have been difficult for two deputies to arrest this terrorist tot without resort to a Taser or OC spray, Evelyn doesn't seem to appreciate the kindness she was shown.
Indeed, Evil Evelyn should be grateful that her teachers aren't suing her, for her inappropriate touching. Sadly, it seems the school has failed in its efforts to teach Evelyn that big girls don't cry, or sue.