Among those named as defendants were Nampa police, Nampa Police Officer Angela Weekes and the Nampa School District.Weekes
could not be reached for comment Thursday.
According to court papers, a few weeks before the incident, Gary had encounters with the resource officer and school officials over disciplinary issues.He
previously had been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.His
mother and Weekes
gave conflicting testimony about previous knowledge that Gary had been diagnosed with Asperger´s Syndrome.
Court papers said that on Feb. 25, 2000, the student again became disruptive and Weekes
was again called to the classroom.A decision was made by a school official to clear the room of all students except Gary.As he
attempted to leave, Weekes
stopped him.A brief struggle ensued, with the boy being pinned to the ground and handcuffed.The boy´s legs were restrained and his
hands and legs were tied together behind his
back, court records said.
With assistance from two other officers, the boy was carried out to a patrol car, transported to West Medical Center
and placed on a mental hold, court records said.