Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"Schools May Be Underreporting Restraint, Seclusion"

Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.
Propublica investigates: Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

Disability Scoop reports:

Students were subject to restraint and seclusion hundreds of thousands of times
in one school year, a new analysis finds, and that’s likely just the tip of the

Efforts in Congress in recent years to establish nationwide standards
limiting the use of restraint and seclusion in schools have stalled. While
favored by disability advocates, groups representing school administrators have
fought proposals to restrict the practices and insist that restraint and
seclusion are only used as a last resort.

Schools May Be Underreporting Restraint, Seclusion - Disability Scoop

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Our latest investigation: The schocking ways schoolchildren are being pinned down and isolated against their will. Read #RestrainingStudents:

The room where they locked up Heather Luke's 10-year-old son had cinder block walls, a dim light and a fan in the ceiling that rattled so insistently her son would beg them to silence it.


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