Florida deputy fired for taunting an autistic kid

LARGO, FLA. – A Florida sheriff has fired a decorated deputy who was recorded taunting an autistic student at the middle school where he provided security and guidance.

The Tampa Bay times reports Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri fired Deputy Ural Darling on Friday.

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15 Responses to Florida deputy fired for taunting an autistic kid

  1. cryptical says:

    So the kid has the cognitive ability of a first grader and the communication skills of a kindergartner, and he’s in sixth grade. What could go wrong?

    • Wirecutter says:

      He may have been in 6th grade in Special Ed.

      • wildbill says:

        I worked in a machine shop owned by a former teacher. He told me that studies had shown that handicapped children (special ed.) do better if placed with their age peers for at least part of the day. This may be the case.

    • JustJJ says:

      My wife and I asked the local public school to hold our autistic son back two years in a row since he wasn’t progressing as well as he should have been. We were told it wouldn’t be FAIR to our son not to keep him with his age group. I really wanted to throat punch that lady by about the third time she dropped that f-bomb (fair). Now we are on our second year of homeschool and he is progressing much better. So much for professionally-trained and government-paid educators. *sheesh* We should have never let government get into the education/indoctrination racket.

  2. Jesse in DC says:

    And WTF does it matter? Nothing gives the pig the right to behave any way but respectful to the kid. Bullies with a badge.

  3. Jeffery in Alabama says:

    Being a 22 yr. veteran with 16 of those years at the school, the deputy should have known better.

  4. mark says:

    Glad he got fired. Asshole is as asshole does.

  5. James says:

    Mark,sad part is will still be eligible for pension and will probably be picked up by local pd department.

  6. kdts says:

    There’s a special place in hell or prison for that cocksucker. Had the family visit at the mall while I;s deliverin and this cocksucker in a Smoky Bear suit is comin towards us. My youngest girl is Cerebral Palsey and went ballistic. I asked him to leave twice and the four of us built a wall between and walked him back while the wife tried to calm her down.
    She had her helmet on so it’s not like the cocksucker didn’t know somethin was wrong.

  7. mark r says:

    Just another bully with a badge.

  8. Terry says:

    Quiz time, look up his photo on the web…

  9. DW says:

    The shitty ass cop is the one who has communication skills like a 1st grader and his mental skills are nonexistent.

    I’m sure this sick ass has been why the kid was having a behavior issue. Dick has probably been messing with the kid for awhile.

  10. Dan says:

    Glad the sheriff had the balls to dump the sociopathic bully. Sadly however his POST cert is probably intact and he’ll just take his abusive mindset elsewhere.

  11. Angel says:

    He got off easy.

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