Parents Demand Answers After Boy With Autism Comes Home With Permanent Marker Scrawled On His Back

As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported, District 98 is investigating, but the superintendent said she could not provide any information on the case until that investigation is complete.

The boy’s family says this is not the first time they have had concerns about his supervision.

Second-grader Gianna Fata-Roden, 8, has limited speech skills. His mom, Lucia Roden, feels like she needs to speak up for him.

“I want to know what the gap is here – how did this happen, you know? I just want answers,” Roden said. “Any mom would want answers.”

Gianni’s mother said her son seemed upset when he got off the school bus Tuesday from Prairie Oak Elementary School. And when he changed his shirt, she understood why.

“Someone had drew on his back of squiggly lines,” she said.