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Violent and Legal: The Shocking Ways School Kids are Being Pinned Down, Isolated Against Their Will

The room where they locked up Heather Luke's 10-year-old son had cinder block walls, a dim light and a fan in the ceiling that rattled so insistently her son would beg them to silence it.

 

Sometimes, Carson later told his mother, workers would run the fan to make him stop yelling. A thick metal door with locks—which they threw, clank-clank-clank—separated the autistic boy from the rest of the decrepit building in Chesapeake, Virginia, just south of Norfolk.

Read more: http://www.propublica.org/article/schools-restraints-seclusions