Schools are using forcible restraint on kids with behavior problems
I was shocked by an article I saw this week about schools using forcible restraint, isolation, and other abusive practices on kids who have been diagnosed with autism, Asperger's, ADHD, etc. Apparently the teachers haven't been properly trained to deal with behavior problems in these kids. An 11-year-old with ADD was hauled off to jail in Texas after he cursed at a teacher, and the boy's mother says that he hasn't been the same since. In Iowa, another 11-year-old actually DIED while being held down by a teacher. Those are only two stories--there are lots more. This is crazy! We need to pay attention to what's happening in our schools. Do any of you have similar stories?