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Stay Informed: Parents of Teen Who Died While Restrained at Yonkers School Speak Out
GAO report on death by teacher
Autism in American Public schools
By Christopher R Rice
I had the misfortune to write an article about how children are being caged in facilities for the disabled all across America. As I researched that article I became aware that this was going on in our public schools. Children are being restrained, mostly disabled children (autistic) but it's not limited to disabled students. I found a training video for a middle school on how to restrain our children. I published that article and the video here-
VIDEO: Restraints are being used in public schools across AMERICA
Then I received a comment. Someone was very excited to see that this information was finally being leaked. In reality, I hadn't leaked anything because legislation was passed in 2013 to give educators guidelines on using restraints against our children. Those guidelines haven't helped though because children are still dying from being retrained.
So I asked this person who left this comment to give me their story and I'd publish it. Turns out the comment comes from a seventh grader. His story is horrifying. It sounds like the torture that took place in Abu Ghraib. Bright lights, loud music, restraints, death by torture, humiliation, suggested suicide.
An analysis by ProPublica and NPR of data for the 2011-2012 school year of school discipline practices from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection shows:
*Restraint and seclusion were used at least 267,000 times nationwide. That includes 163,000 instances in which students were restrained. Mechanical restraints were used 7,600 of those times.
*Schools reported that they placed children in seclusion rooms about 104,000 times.
*In 75 percent of the cases, it was kids with disabilities who were restrained or secluded.
A 2009 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, a nonpartisan congressional investigative agency, counted at least 20 deaths.
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More: Shining lights in someone's eye is not normally abuse. One of the symptoms of autism is sensory processing disorder (we feel bright, loud, painful, soft, delicious, and more) And burnout I cannot explain that well, watch this "ask an autistic" video to know what burnout is.
Restraints can be lots of things, visit this site humanerestraint.com The restraints used on these kids were just a seclusion room, choke holds, armpit lifting (which is a pressure point).
I want to thank you for sharing this. It took a lot of courage. As I'm sure it also takes a lot of courage just to go to school every day. School should not hurt, I will get your story out.
When I was growing up I was told over and over again how horrible Russia and China treated their citizens. Now that I'm much older and wiser you can't keep pulling the wool over my eyes with that "isolated incident" bullshit. It was America that invaded Vietnam. It was America that dropped two atomic bombs on civilian populations and then lied about why. It was America that used torture in Vietnam, South America and the Middle East, not Russia or China. It was America that used chemical warfare "Agent Orange" and then lied about it. America is the evil empire. Be honest with yourself and admit the truth, America is nothing but lies that they sold us. It is nothing but a scam. America is not number one, in education America ranks twenty nine. In incarceration, America is number one, we lock up more of our own citizens than Russia and China combined.
America keeps citizens in solitary confinement for years which has been deemed torture by everyone. And we hold prisoners indefinitely without charges or trials. And that's just the tip of the ice burg. So I created CopsRCorrupt so that you might be able to survive now that the law is lawless.
While this young man got to graduate and leave that school, the program is still there and the teacher still has her job at Cedar Way Elementary, Edmonds school district, WA.
Should We Trust Police Officers?
Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can lie to the American people. Police officers are trained at lying, twisting words and being manipulative. Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. So don’t try to “out smart” a police officer and don’t try being a “smooth talker” because you will lose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you just might come out ahead more than you expected. Related article: 46,000+ American citizens are currently serving time for crimes that they did not commit
"Thank you... It meant a lot to me that you are getting this published. I had to sneak pass my parents and wrote it at 1 am. It was difficult but it was worth it."
Here is his story... (in his own words)
I was sent to a special ed class when I was in 2nd grade, halfway through the year. It was terrible, they were constantly 'restraining' the kids and I had to go through so much. My mom at that time constantly bragged about how awesome the 'quiet' room was. Out of the rest of the kids, most of them weren't even very disabled, and very few were below average. One kid was there just because of humming, and was restrained constantly for no reason, along with the others. But as I saw all of these things happening, I always had one reaction, justice. Whenever I saw a teacher restrain a kid, I punched the teacher, while they were restraining the kid (2nd-3rd grade), the teacher had to let go of the kid, giving them time to run, and I sacrificed myself instead. While In the room, they would mock the kids, laugh at them and were smiling the whole time, but when other parents or kids came down, they said they hate doing it. Then it all changed, because I got changed special ed classes because of Intermediate elementary (4th-6th), which is when I got new teachers, which were quite 'different'. They most of the time rarely used it, but when they did, they absolutely ruined kids lives. One of the kids mom (single mom (Latino family (only child))) had CANCER!! And he was the one who was treated the worst out of all of them, why? Because they picked up on my behavior towards their restraints, so whenever I 'did' something (which was usually another kid saying I did something I didn't and then the teachers took their word for it no matter what), they put a kid in there, forcing me to just watch, in awe of how brutal they were. But what when I look back, I noticed they did the worst, was their treatment towards autistic kids. As I said before one of the kids was their because of his humming, which was stimming... And he constantly was put into stressful situations from the kids bullying (lying to the teachers). Eventually he was in burnout at age 11! And the teachers shined lights in his face and played loud music. Now your getting an idea of how I act and they punish me, well they did a similar thing to me for my non-neurotypical actions, they shined a flashlight my his eyes whenever I did anything autistic. What's crazy is I didn't go into burnout, I don't know why, but I haven't gone into burnout. I was never thrown in the quiet room which made me feel remorseful a lot. I realized what they were trying to get me to do... commit suicide, because they have this group that meets every Tuesday, and during that group, they talked about suicide, a lot. But they weren't against suicide, they were for it, and said things like: "if the columbine shooters just would've committed suicide like they should've, nobody would've died, except them". At sixth grade at least two of them had committed suicide, but I hadn't still, because I had a cause, telling the world of what their doing. I am in 7th grade, still recovering from PTSD and depression. Please share my story, it would mean what's left of my concept of reality to me.