Who is Max Benson Wiki, Biography, Age, Cause of death, Schoo, Instagram, Twitter & More Facts

Max Benson Died Story Headlines

  • Max Benson died in November 2018 after being restrained face-down at school 
  • The 13-year-old became unresponsive during restraint at Guiding Hands School 
  • El Dorado Sheriff’s Office said Max was restrained after having violent outburst
  • The boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition and died two days later
  • Now, nearly a year after Max’s death, authorities have charged three people 
  • School’s executive director, Cindy Keller, principal, Staranne Meyers, and special education teacher Kimberly Wohlwend are charged with manslaughter

Max Benson Wiki 

Max Benson Teenage identified by the Sacramento County Coroner’s became unresponsive while in the restraint hold and died a day later at UC Davis Medical Center.

The incident took place Nov. 28 at Guiding Hands School on Windplay Drive, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Benson became unresponsive while being held in a ‘prone restraint’ for nearly an hour, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

Max Benson Age

Max Benson Age was 13 years at the time of death.

Max Benson Death Cause

Thirteen-year-old Max Benson died after reportedly being restrained by staff due to violent behavior. He eventually became unresponsive. Authorities said a teacher performed CPR, but Benson died two days later at the UC Davis Medical Center.

Who was charged in the murder case of Max Benson

Charges were announced Tuesday against three California employees in the death of a student with special needs, CBS Sacramento reports. Guiding Hands School, Inc. Executive Director and Site Administrator Cindy Keller, Principal Staranne Meyers and special education teacher Kimberly Wohlwend each face one charge of felony involuntary manslaughter for the November 2018 incident.

Tuesday, the El Dorado County District Attorney announced they will be filing charges against three employees at the school. Executive Director and Site Administrator Cindy Keller, Principal Staranne Meyers and special education teacher Kimberly Wohlwend are facing a charge felony involuntary manslaughter each for Benson’s death.

The School where Max Benson was studying

The California Department of Education later suspended Guiding Hands School, Inc.’s certification and it was closed. The agency found that the school violated state rules when its staff put Benson in a face-down restraint position for nearly an hour.

Max Benson died two days after reportedly being restrained on November 28, 2018, at Guiding Hands School, Inc. in El Dorado Hills, California CBS SACRAMENTO / JENNIE SINGER

The private school in El Dorado Hills is also facing a count of felony involuntary manslaughter. The El Dorado County district attorney’s office issued a statement saying the case was filed “after a lengthy, multi-agency investigation into the facts and circumstances that led to the death of [Benson].”

Department of Education’s full report