Did your school use a seclusion room or restraint?

Posted at 12:44 PM, Oct 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-11 09:01:57-04

Several schools in central Indiana use seclusion and restraint tactics to curb behavior of children, most often on children with special needs, as a way to prevent them from hurting themselves or others.

As defined by the Indiana statute, seclusion is when a student is physically prevented from leaving, such as by being placed in a room by themselves, and restraint is when a staff person, such as a teacher, places the child in a manual hold in some way.

Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, which is the first year that law requires schools to report the use of seclusion or restraint, a total of 6,322 seclusions and 5,917 restraints were used. 

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