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Parents upset over treatment of autistic son won't get $115K treatment

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A Richardson boy with autism seen on video being dragged down a school hallway by a behavior specialist will not be getting the $115,000 treatment his parents had hoped for.

FOX 4 first brought you this story in early November, before a hearing officer in Austin ruled Richardson ISD did not provide Matthew Earls with a "free, appropriate public education," and called the February incident caught on school surveillance camera an "unfortunate incident."

RISD has offered to provide a board certified behavioral analyst for Earls if his parents decide to reenroll him in school.

"We feel very insulted," said Earls' father, Peter. "They think he's going to be safe. We're supposed to buy in and take that the school district is going to make amends going forward."

Earls has been homeschooled since March.

The Earls can appeal the hearing officer's decision to federal district court, but say they're not sure they will yet.                 

Richardson ISD officials say federal privacy laws prevent them from discussing any details of the case.

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