(Sacramento Bee) The California Department of Education has suspended the certification of a private El Dorado Hills school where an autistic teen stopped breathing last week after being restrained by staff.

The 13-year-old student subsequently died.

The CDE announced Thursday evening that it was investigating the circumstances around the fatal incident on Nov. 28 at Guiding Hands School on Windplay Drive.

El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson also confirmed his office is investigating the death but declined further comment.

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