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Stories

2022

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace: $$ PRIVATE SCHOOL $$ Forces Boy in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, COMMITS SUICIDE: Says Family
National
Crime Online/FoxNation
Nancy Grace
November 15, 2022


Seclusion restricted but not gone, activist says the work is not done
North Carolina
Port City Daily
Brenna Flanagan
November 2, 2022


Mother claims non-speaking daughter was secluded, forcibly confined at N.B. school without her consent
Canada
CTV W5
Molly Thomas
October 29, 2022


The U.S. regulates how hospitals can use restraint and seclusion. Why not schools?
Connecticut
CTInsider
Emilie Munson
October 27, 2022


Controversial and often used, these little-known practices cause harm, even death, among U.S. schoolchildren
Connecticut
CTInsider
Emilie Munson, Matt Rocheleau, Alex Putterman, Libby Seline, and Alexandra Kanik
October 27, 2022


Texas teacher accused of throwing student against wall still employed with district
Texas
Fox7 Austin
Amanda Ruiz Published
October 18, 2022


Michigan tried to limit ‘barbaric’ practice in 2016. Educators used it 94,000 times since
Michigan
Detroit Free Press
Lily Altavena
October 12, 2022


Bruises, scrapes and trauma: Idaho kids harmed when restrained, secluded in school
Idaho
Idaho Statesman
Becca Savransky
September 28, 2022


In one Vermont school district, the practice of physically restraining students has drawn scrutiny
Vermont
VTDigger
Peter D’Auria
September 19, 2022


The community must rally to end restraint and seclusion in schools
Vermont
Waterbury Roundabout
Amy Coach-Dietz
September 13, 2022


Harwood halts prone restraint for review
Vermont
Waterbury Roundabout
Lisa Scagliotti
August 29, 2022


Three School Staffers Indicted For 2018 Death Of Autistic Boy, Who Died After Being Restrained For An Hour
National
Matthew McNulty
July 26, 2022


‘Promote letting go’
The Valley Reporter
Vermont
Mary Ann Donnelly-DeBay
July 14, 2022


Could Your Child Be Locked in a Seclusion Room at School?
Exceptional Needs Today! magazine
National
Guy Stephens
July 1, 2022


Maryland curbs use of seclusion, restraint for misbehaving students
The Baltimore Banner
Maryland
Liz Bowie
June 30, 2022


Inside the quiet rooms: N.J. schools are locking kids in padded rooms. Are they breaking the law?
nj.com
New Jersey
Kelly Heyboer
June 19, 2022


On restraint and seclusion, ‘we can and must do better’
Waterbury Roundabout
Waterbury, Vermont
Guy Stephens
June 1, 2022


Prone restraint and seclusion are serious issues
The Valley Reporter
Waitsfield, Vermont
Guy Stephens
May 26, 2022


Maryland passes bill that bans seclusion in public schools. It takes effect July 1
WJLA TV 7 Washington
Washington, District of Columbia
Kellye Lynn
April 12, 2022


Hogan will allow bill banning seclusion to become law
The Frederick News-Post
Frederick, Maryland
Jillian Atelsek
April 12, 2022


Bill banning seclusion passes Senate, set for House hearing this week
The Frederick News-Post
Frederick, Maryland
Jillian Atelsek
March 29, 2022


Kids locked away, held down: Investigating ‘seclusion & restraint’ practices at schools
The National Desk: Spotlight on America
National
Joce Sterman, Alex Brauer, and Andrea Nejman
March 21, 2022


The Therapy Beat: Agitated Kids, Dangerous Punishment: Rethinking the Policy of Seclusion and Restraint
Psychotherapy Networker
National
Chris Lyford
March/April 2022


Freedom Village USA (Part 3): ‘We shut down Freedom Village’
Finger Lake Times
New York
Mike Hibbard
March 15, 2022


Lawmakers Consider Bill to Ban Seclusion in Maryland Public Schools
Maryland Matters
Maryland
Elizabeth Shwe
March 14, 2022


The restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities
Phi Delta Kappan
National Professional Journal
Robert Kim
February 28, 2022


‘What can you do?’: Spurred by a parent advocate, Calvert County Schools dramatically reduced seclusion and restraint
Frederick News-Post
Frederick, Maryland
Jillian Atelsek
February 19, 2022


Lawmakers differ on federal role in exclusionary discipline practices
K-12 Dive
National Coverage
Kara Arundel
February 17, 2022


House Subcommittee Hearing on Healthy and Supportive Schools
CSpan
National Coverage
Congressional Hearing
February 16, 2022


Seclusion rooms incorporated into NHCS’ new school designs
Port City Daily
Wilmington, North Carolina
Alexandria Sands Williams
February 12, 2022


2021

With a child in Idaho foster care, this family felt helpless. So they went to Paris Hilton
Idaho Statesman
Idaho
Nicole Blanchard
December 12, 2021


New Fairfax schools policy restricts seclusion, restraint of students, but parents worry about training, implementation
Inside NOVA
Virginia
James Jarvis
December 10, 2021


Frederick, MD, Schools to Drop Seclusion Room Use Per DOJ Agreement
NBC4 Washington
Washington, District of Columbia
Cory Smith
December 2, 2021


A mom takes action after her 5-year-old was put in a chokehold at school
NBC Nightly News
National Coverage
Char Adams
October 5, 2021


Bill heading to Congress to ban seclusion, restraints in schools
NBC Nightly News
National Coverage
Char Adams
May 26, 2021

Senate panel endorses ‘media literacy’ mandate in schools
Capitol News Illinois
Illinois
Peter Hancock
May 18, 2021


Bill to ban restraints, isolation rooms in Illinois schools advances
The Center Square
Illinois
Kevin Bessler
April 13, 2021


Sia Admits She ‘Listened to the Wrong People’ About Depictions of Prone Restraint in Her Movie ‘Music’ – Here’s Why They’re Potentially Dangerous
ShowBiz CheatSheet
National Coverage
Laura Dorwort
February 15, 2021


The very real, very painful reasons the autistic community demanded two restraint scenes be removed from Sia’s new film ‘Music’
Washington Post
Washington, District of Columbia
Theresa Vargas
February 10, 2021


Sia quits Twitter after getting slammed by autism advocates for ‘Music’ depictions
New York Daily News
New York
Storm Gillford
February 4, 2021


Files: Site’s resident died after restrained
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas
Kat Stromquist
January 31, 2021


2020

Deadly Restraints Are Being Used on Children at Youth Homes and Schools
Vice News
National Coverage
Alice Hines and Agnes Walton
November 14, 2020


Restraint and seclusion regulations are finalized. Now it’s time to prohibit their use
Virginia Mercury
Virginia
Beth Tolley
September 14, 2020

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