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Diary of a B+ Grade Polymath
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Surely this is entrapment?

TEMECULA, CA -- A special-needs boy was befriended by an undercover cop in his government high school. The boy had few friends and quickly latched onto the cop, who "hounded" him to break the law.

The boy, age 17, had been diagnosed with autism, bipolar disorder, Tourette’s syndrome and various anxiety disorders.

First the cop tried to get the boy to sell him his prescription medications. But the boy refused. Then the undercover officer tried to convince the boy to acquire some marijuana to sell to him for $20. The undercover officer allegedly told the student he “needed” the drug to relieve tension at home.

The student was getting so anxious about the cop's persistence that he started burning himself with a lighter because of his anxiety disorders.

After weeks of convincing, the kid returned to the cop with a “half joint he received from a homeless guy.” The boy was handcuffed in his classroom and taken to jail.

To top all that off, the government school district punished the student further with expulsion from school. A judge later overruled that.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/05/parents-claim-calif-school-district-failed-to-protect-autistic-son-in-drug-sting/

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/mar/14/tp-judge-no-expulsion-for-arrested-teen/all/?print
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