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Wausau educators restrained/secluded students hundreds of times last school year

New report requires districts to unveil how often educators physically intervene with students

7:37 PM, Jul. 20, 2013
Wausau educators physically restrained or put students in seclusion or both more than 400 times during the past school year, according to recently released statistics.
Wausau educators physically restrained or put students in seclusion or both more than 400 times during the past school year, according to recently released statistics.
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Wausau School District teachers and other educators physically restrained or put students in seclusion or both 408 times in the 2012-13 school year.

It's an eye-popping number and means that an educator used physical force on a child or isolated a student in Wausau's public schools an average of about two times each day during the school year. Grabbing and holding a child or putting a child in a place apart from other students are actions of last resort, but those students were a danger to themselves or other students and had to be restrained, district officials said.

The number also is stark ...

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