One set of parents in Ohio is outraged after Child Protective Services took their child from his home on what many would call extremely flimsy grounds. According to these parents, CPS removed their 7-year-old child from their home after they refused to have their child diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder on the school’s insistence.
Camden Maple is a typical young boy, according to his stepmother, Katie Maple. He’s energetic and “rambunctious,” acting out in class when he gets bored “like children sometimes do.” According to her, the Bowman Primary School in Lebanon, Ohio believes his rambunctious side stems from ADHD. According to the Maples, Camden’s behavior stems from not being challenged in the classroom.
Todd Yohey, Superintended of Bowman Primary, refused to comment as to what disruptive behaviors Camden exhibited that caused the school to suggest a doctor’s visit, citing confidentiality laws.
According to the Maples, the school attempted several times to get the Maples to have their son diagnosed with ADHD and medicated, but they refused. As Katie Maple stated on her GoFundMe page, “we as parents do not have the problems the school claims to have with him, at home. We know how to deal with a rambunctious 7 year old, but the school is content with making him believe that he is a bad child, we disagree.”