McKay said her son’s actions were not right but thinks the teacher should have handled the situation better.
"When he is in an environment that's really loud he starts wailing hands and he has hit in the past,” she said. “We've talked about it's not OK to hit people and we need to come up with ways to better communicate with each other because hitting is not OK. He does understand that after the fact but he doesn't understand that in that situation.”
Her son did not go to school last week and likely will stay out of the classroom as his case navigates the legal system, according to KRQE.
“I just felt this is not an environment that my son should return to,” McKay said. “He now has to appear at juvenile probation next week for an appointment. He is absolutely terrified.”