Yesterday Dr Keith Ablow published an article called ‘Scream rooms’ in schools are psychological sadism. In the article he details cases where patients were still traumatized decades after their incarceration in the small, cell like chambers.
Lawmakers are attempting to abolish the use of scream rooms in educational facilities. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, along with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., want to change how children are treated by educators. They are two of a growing group of lawmakers who are pushing to get legislation through that prohibits the use of scream rooms, as well as the use of restraints on children, some as young as five years old.
A report, Dangerous Use of seclusion and Restraints in Schools Remains Widespread and Difficult to remedy: A Review of Ten Cases, makes sobering reading. It details ten cases where children were confined and/or restrained, including cases where blood had to be cleaned from the walls after the period of incarceration was over.
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Cases of children being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are cited, and the report notes that a high number of autistic children are locked up with alarming regularity.
It’s disgusting that parents are hounded for things such as letting their children play outside, yet so called educators are allowed to act as judge and jury and lock up children they can’t handle. The inability to handle children is surely a failure on the part of the school, not the child.
Obviously some children are deliberately disruptive, and that needs to be dealt with, but not by locking them in a bare room for hours on end.
It seems that children have no rights at all once they enter the school buildings. In many cases, parents were not told of the punishments dished out to their kids, and in some cases this abuse, for that’s what it is, went un-noticed until the child started being disruptive at home and refusing to go to school.
It would be very interesting to know how many kids that have opened fire on their teachers and classmates have been held in scream rooms. Did the other kids laugh at them when they were carted away? Was there a particular teacher who tormented them?
It makes you wonder.
Reprinted with permission from The Daily Sheeple.
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