Downs Teen, 19, Arrested For Going Into School On Bank Holiday Monday

Same Difference

This is crazy. The police were, of course, right to go to the school, as the alarm went off. However, once reaching the incident, surely they should have tried to ask him some questions at the scene before arresting him?

This case proves yet again how desperately the police need full training in how to recognise all disabilities, and how to behave towards disabled people.

A teenager with Down’s Syndrome was arrested, handcuffed and held in a police cell for nine “terrifying” hours after trying to go to school on the Bank Holiday.

Abdul Al-Faisal, 19, was questioned on suspicion of burglary after setting off the alarm at Haringey Sixth Form Centre in White Hart Lane, Tottenham, at 10am yesterday.

He had left his favourite Chicago Bulls basketball cap in the classroom and wanted to collect it.

Police responding to the alarm raced to the school and after scanning CCTV…

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