Elementary School Places Unruly Kids In Solitary Confinement (Video)Submitted by emalvini on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:47
Elementary School Places Unruly Kids In Solitary Confinement (Video)
“Isolation booths” mimic treatment of prisoners
Paul Joseph Watson
November 29, 2012
Concerns that schools are becoming more and more like prisons have been bolstered by the revelation that numerous school districts are using “isolation booths” to place unruly children in solitary confinement as a punishment for bad behavior.
The controversy erupted after concerned mother Ana Bate found out from her son that Mint Valley Elementary School in Longview, Washington was using a padded isolation chamber to deal with students with “behavioral disabilities”. Bate obtained photos of the isolation box and posted them on Facebook, prompting outrage and interest from local media.
The school claims the isolation box is a “therapeutic booth” and that only children with special needs and parental permission are placed inside. However, Candace Dawson told KATU.com that her son was put inside the booth without her permission.
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