Tuesday, January 27, 2015

HANDCUFFS, LEG SHACKLES AND TASERS: THE NEW FACE OF PUNISHMENT IN THE PUBLIC SC

Roughly 1500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States



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by JOHN W. WHITEHEAD | RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE | JANUARY 27, 2015

“In many parts of the country, teachers are viewed as beyond reproach, much like doctors, police officers, or clergy … and, therefore, are rarely challenged about their classroom conduct. In some cases, this means that actions that would be considered criminal if committed by a parent remain unchallenged by law enforcement if they occur in a school setting.”—Senator Tom Harkin, “Dangerous Use of Seclusion and Restraints in Schools Remains Widespread and Difficult to Remedy: A Review of Ten Cases

Roughly 1500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States.

At least 500 students are locked up in some form of solitary confinement every day, whether it be a padded room, a closet or a duffel bag. In many cases, parents are rarely notified when such methods are used.

On any given day when school is in session, kids who “act up” in class are pinned facedown on the floor, locked in dark closets, tied up with straps, bungee cords and duct tape, handcuffed, leg shackled, tasered or otherwise restrained, immobilized or placed in solitary confinement in order to bring them under “control.”

Read more http://www.infowars.com/handcuffs-leg-shackles-and-tasers-the-new-face-of-punishment-in-the-public-schools/