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Do you think it is OK to "cuff" an uncontrollable child at school?


As a former teacher, I have seen many young children cuffed and taken away by the police. People do not realize that even very young children can be extremely violent and dangerous. Not all are as innocent as we would like to believe. I have had colleagues bitten, knocked into walls and hit by flying furniture...all because kids were labeled "disabled". Personally, I don't see a problem with this because I have seen what can happen if violent kids aren't restrained. What think you?

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Best Answer Borsia says

17 months ago
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    TIMETRAVELER2 17 months ago

    Agree, agree and agree. My sentiments exactly! Thanks for this one.

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Andrew Spacey (chef-de-jour) says

17 months ago
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    TIMETRAVELER2 17 months ago

    Most schools in the US require staffers to provide parents and children with discipline guidelines and consequences. I have seen many restrained and taken away, and always for good cause.

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Christin Sander (ChristinS) says

17 months ago
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    TIMETRAVELER2 17 months ago

    Yes, it is a grey area. However the Individuals With Disabilities Act requires that special needs kids must be taught with other students and not segregated, even when they are violent. The dangers are tremendous to others.

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LoisRyan13903 says

17 months ago
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    TIMETRAVELER2 17 months ago

    Legally, teachers are only supposed to touch a child to defend themselves. Violent kids are not just those who are disabled, and dangers go far beyond the child, himself. Violent kids can maim and/or kill...anybody who gets in their way.

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peachy (peachpurple) says

17 months ago
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    TIMETRAVELER2 17 months ago

    No. I am talking about very young children who are violent and become uncontrollable in the classroom. There was just an item on the news recently about this that has led to a lawsuit from an ADHD child's behavior.

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