Experts say educators should only physically restrain or isolate a student as a last resort, when there's no other way to stop their dangerous behavior, but a new annual state report shows half of Wisconsin schools used those measures at least once last year.
Some schools reported hundreds of incidents of seclusion and restraint; others none. Those with the most incidents tended to be elementary schools that serve a large amount of students with disabilities — but many schools fit that description, yet report rarely or never using the practices.
Officials in districts where schools reported the highest number incidents told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin they try their best not to use seclusion and restraint, but it's necessary sometimes as they work toward finding a long-term solution to outbursts. And, they say, it doesn't help that many kids' mental health needs aren't being met because of a shortage of services inside and outside of school.
Why aren't the parents of these little monsters ever held accountable for not raising their children? Why should taxpayers have to raise their children for them? If so, why aren't they sterilized?