Restraint and seclusion incidents in public schools – YouTube

Schools all over the country are putting children into “calm rooms”, “isolation rooms”, “isolation booths”, “quiet rooms”, “recovery rooms”, “scream rooms”, and “seclusion rooms”. Call it what you will, this is solitary confinement and it is torture. Internationally, solitary confinement is considered torture even for prisoners and yet we allow schools to enforce it upon our children.

~ Children forced into cell-like school seclusion rooms – YouTube

~ Inside a Timeout Room – YouTube

~ POLICE STATE Boy stripped to underwear locked in seclusion room in school – YouTube

Restraints Used on Children

~ ABC Nightline JRC Andre McCollins: Restraints Abuse – YouTube

~ Body Sock – YouTube



~ Seclusion rooms at school Right: or Wrong? – YouTube



~ Another Fort Collins parent says their child was locked in cell-like seclusion room – YouTube

~ Ft. Collins dad says his 7-year-old son has been forced into a cell-like seclusion room at school – YouTube

~ Parents pull child from school after claiming daughter, 8, confined to ‘cell-like’ room – YouTube


~ Child restrained over 700 times in CT school – YouTube

~ Middletown CT School’s ‘Scream Room’ – YouTube

~ Seclusion Rooms Used 23,000 Times in Connecticut Schools – NBC Connecticut – VIDEO

Fairfax, Virginia

~ Fairfax County schools to review seclusion and restraint policies – YouTube

~ Parents, advocates against seclusion and restraint policies talk with Va. Board of Education – YouTube

~ Seclusion in a Fairfax County public school – YouTube


~ Illinois lawmakers introduce bill to end use of solitary confinement, restraints in private and public schools – ABC7 Chicago – VIDEO

~ Investigation finds illegal seclusion of kids in Illinois – YouTube

~ Investigation Reveals School Workers Have Been Illegally Isolating Children – YouTube

~ State lawmakers consider ban on school isolation rooms – FOX 32 Chicago – VIDEO

~ St. Charles mom wants to end the use of Isolation Rooms in schools – YouTube

~ Testimony heard Tuesday after investigation into state ‘time out rooms’ at public schools – WGN-TV – VIDEO


~ Call 6: Bill would require school resource officers to report seclusion, restraint – YouTube

~ Schools misreporting seclusion and restraint rooms – YouTube


~ KCRG Investigation School Seclusion Room Investigation – YouTube

~ ‘Seclusion room’ rules could change discipline in Iowa classrooms – YouTube

~ Seclusion Rooms in Iowa – YouTube



~ Video shows injured 10-year-old in seclusion room at Maryland school – NBC News – VIDEO


~ I-Team New Isolation Room Law May Not Protect All Students – YouTube

~ Mother claims child has nightmares of school’s “relaxation room” – YouTube


~ Attys- Youth home staffers followed protocol in restraint before death – YouTube

~ MI Youth Facility Shut Down After Death Of 16-Year-Old Restrained By 6 Staff Members – NBC News – YouTube

~ Michigan bans face-down restraints at youth centers after 16-year-old dies – YouTube

~ Teen dies after being restrained at Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo – YouTube

~ Teen In Foster Care Facility Killed By Staff For Hurling A Sandwich – video Dailymotion

~ Three charged with manslaughter for death of teen at Kalamazoo youth home – YouTube



~ Independence schools using isolation rooms for students – YouTube

~ Why are Missouri boarding schools allowed to rely on restraint methods for discipline – YouTube

New Mexico

New York

North Dakota


~ Opposition Mounts To School Seclusion Rooms – YouTube

~ School districts consider broader use of seclusion rooms – YouTube

~ Seclusion rooms allow students to manage outbursts – YouTube


~ Isolation box at Longview elementary school draws concern – YouTube ~ Longview School Dist. suspends use of isolation booth – YouTube

~ Solitary confinement will continue- Oregon schools install ‘isolation rooms’ instead of ‘booths’ – YouTube


~ At Least Five Districts Found to Use Calm Rooms for Disruptive Students – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth – VIDEO

~ NBC 5 Investigation Reveals Mansfield ISD Schools Used “Recovery Rooms” Hundreds of Times for Troubled Children – NBC 5 Dallas – VIDEO



~ Today’s NEWS Elementary School Puts Kids In Isolation Booth Solitary Confinement Without Permission – YouTube

~ Solitary Confinement? Parents concerned over school’s use of “Isolation Booth” – YouTube

Washington D.C.





~ Advocacy group calls for ban on ‘barbaric’ quiet rooms in B.C. schools – Canada – CTV News – VIDEO

~ Parents disgusted after child locked in ‘quiet room’ – YouTube

~ Schools seclusion and restraints for students with disabilities – YouTube


~ BBC News- Isolation In Schools 2018 – YouTube

~ Deadly Discipline? Students Hurt, Dying After Being Restrained – YouTube

~ Deadly Restraints Are Being Used on Children at Youth Homes and Schools – YouTube

Death at School: Child Restraints Spark Controversy – YouTube

~ Mom Sues School Over Special-Needs Son’s Death – ABC News – VIDEO

~ Mom: Daughter with autism forced into closet – YouTube

” target=”_blank”>~ Mom says daughter with autism was forced into closet at school – – VIDEO

~ Parents question use of seclusion rooms for special education students – YouTube

~ Schools seclusion and restraints for students with disabilities – YouTube

~ Six year old autistic boy held in a cell like room as punishment – YouTube

~ ‘Why do we treat autistic children like criminals-‘ – Advocates push to end seclusion in schools – – VIDEO

~ Educators face charges of involuntary manslaughter in death of 13-year-old Autistic boy – NBC News – VIDEO

~ School, staff charged in death of special-needs student who died after being restrained – VIDEO

Parents are Arrested for Using Restraints and Seclusion on Their Own Children

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