Restraining kids: 'No easy answer'
Educators face tough challenges when trying to keep a child - and others - safe during violent outbursts
By Hailey Heinz
Brooks made it clear to APS staff that "absolutely under no circumstances" would it be OK to handcuff an elementary school student.
While no one has come forward to defend the practice, educators say calming an out-of-control child, even a small one, isn't simple. That's true for students in regular classrooms and for students with special needs. And what works for one child may trigger even worse behavior in another child.
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