Massachusetts schools physically restrained students 9,000 times last year


3 thoughts on “Massachusetts schools physically restrained students 9,000 times last year

  1. Restraining physically violent students is a huge issue, and those numbers are not telling the full story. I don’t think administrative measures will solve anything because each individual occurrence is unique, and staff must make instant decisions and act on the spot, otherwise someone is liable to get hurt. I think training of staff should be intensified, but that requires funding – a lot of it. I also think that inclusion in many cases in not justified as it endangers other students while not providing much needed intervention to students who are being “included.”

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    1. I agree with your assumptions on this issue, each one is its own individual event. Schools cannot allow any student to be physical on school grounds as they do endanger other kids and staff yet we cannot be allowing staff to be over reacting and causing violent situations either. Tough call.

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      1. Believe me, Ted, in my case it’s not assumptions but years of dealing with these situations on daily basis. I don’t have the answer either, but empty rhetoric will not provide it.

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