Mom says 5-year-old son with autism was punished for hugging at school

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'A mother in Tennessee says her 5-year-old son with autism was punished at school for hugging.

"I was sick to my stomach because first of all, don't you understand he's a 5-year-old? He's a child?" Summery Putnman told WTVC-TV.

Putnam says she received a call from her son's teacher at East Ridge Elementary in Chattanooga about three weeks ago.

"The teacher called me and she said you need to have a talk with Nathan about boundaries," Putnam said.

Putnam says her son Nathan has autism making it difficult for him to understand social cues.
Amick took to Facebook asking, "What do you do when a 5-year child is being labeled a sexual predator and accused of sexual harassment by the school system?"

"The kid doesn't even understand what sex is," Amick said.

Hamilton County Schools did confirm the teacher submitted a report to the Department of Child Services.'

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... happened to a girl. Never.

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