Thursday, January 12, 2012

School Locks Special Needs Kids In ‘Scream Rooms’ To Calm Them Down – ‘Had To Clean Blood Off Walls’

School Locks Special Needs Kids In ‘Scream Rooms’ To Calm Them Down – ‘Had To Clean Blood Off Walls’

Other children at Farm Hill Elementary told their parents they could hear screaming from the two windowless rooms, once used as book cupboards.

The school district claims the cupboards, which they call ‘timeout rooms’, are used to separate disruptive students from the rest of the class.

The child is led to the concrete-walled room and staff stand outside the until the child has calmed down, they say.

But parents lashed out at the school – attended by children both with and without special needs – for the practice during a Board of Education meeting held on Tuesday.

‘The so-called “scream rooms” are just closets,’ Jeff Daniels, a local union member, said. ‘These are book closets turned into rooms for the children.

‘The building custodians had to go in and clean blood off the walls and clean urination off the floors.’

More @ http://widk.com/2012/01/11/school-locks-special-needs-kids-in-scream-rooms-to-calm-them-down-had-to-clean-blood-off-walls/


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