A court must determine if an officer's use of cuffs on two elementary school students was reasonable based on the threat they posed, says the Justice Department.
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October 09, 2015
August 11, 2015
An independent investigator hired by the Covington, Ky school district says that a school resource officer who handcuffed two elementary students acted properly, within a law enforcement capacity.
August 04, 2015
Kentucky recently adopted a policy that prohibits the use of restraint and seclusion by school resource officers, but includes a loophole for "lawful exercise of law enforcement duties."
August 03, 2015
A school resource officer in a suburb of Cincinnati is accused of violating the rights of two elementary school students with disabilities by handcuffing them.
April 16, 2015
States would have to develop plans to prevent unnecessary restraint and seclusion in schools, and the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education program would be reauthorized under the pending ESEA rewrite.
February 06, 2015
A measure that would regulate the use of restraint and seclusion has passed the Virginia state legislature, while a child advocate in Connecticut pushes for further restrictions in that state.
November 14, 2014
Districts within the same state often show dramatic differences in their use of restraint and seclusion, according to a recent report from the Carsey Institute of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
October 07, 2014
Columbus, the state's largest district, shows a much higher rate of the practice compared to the other districts that have reported information thus far.
June 19, 2014
ProPublica used data collected from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights to examine rates of restraint and seclusion nationwide.
April 25, 2014
The Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts, a residential and day school for children and adults with emotional and behavioral disturbances, is the only entity in the country known to use the devices.