A Naugatuck, Conn., man was arrested Tuesday after police say he intimidated two children at his child’s bus stop on Oct. 28.
WFSB 3 reports that 40-year-old Carlos Stuart thought the two children were bullying his autistic son.
The mother of the 12-year-old said her son is in 7th grade and is constantly being bullied at City Hill Middle School.
"My son went to his father and said 'these kids are picking on me,'" said the unidentified mother of the autistic child. "They're not stopping. Can you come to the bus stop with me so they could stop and leave me alone?"
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That’s when Stuart got angry and went to confront the two children “and say it’s fine if you don’t want to be his friend, just leave him alone,” the mother said.
School officials have addressed the situation, she said, but the bullying would stop for a while and then start up again, and that's why Stuart got involved.
Stuart was charged by warrant Saturday with breach of peace. He was released on a $1,000 bond and is due in court on Dec. 18.
According to Naugatuck Patch, in December 2012, Stuart was charged with second-degree assault, threatening, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct related to a domestic violence incident.
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The Judicial Branch records say he entered into a family violence program, and awaits a court case disposition after successfully completing the program.
However, Stuart's girlfriend and the mother of the child feel that the recent charge against him is not fair.
"What kind of world do we live in, if a parent just trying to stand up for their child and stop kids from bullying them that they get arrested?" the mother said.