Parents of duct-taped boy don't want charges
PITTSBURGH (AP) A lawyer for the parents of an autistic high school soccer player in Pennsylvania who was duct-taped to a goal post in a prank this month says the parents don't want charges filed against the two students involved.
Instead, attorney Phil DiLucente says, the parents want the two Highlands school students to apologize, do community service and get autism awareness training. He says a resolution is being worked out.
He and the parents of 16-year-old Austin Babinsack met with local officials Monday. The names of the other two students have not been released.
The teen was duct-taped Oct. 5 and freed about 20 minutes later. It happened during what students say is a tradition of toilet papering the houses of senior players during the week of the final home game.