Milwaukee may use cuffs on students


By P.J. Huffstutter, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Times

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. — After a series of violent incidents on school campuses, public school officials here are considering the use of flexible plastic handcuffs on out-of-control students — from kindergarteners on up.

The Milwaukee School Board voted Thursday to begin training security staff members to use the plastic handcuffs, but the issue has provoked a heated debate between parents and administrators over how to provide a safe learning environment.

In October, a 15-year-old female student reportedly attacked the principal at Milwaukee's Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School. The principal sustained a compression fracture in her back and a concussion when her head was slammed against a wall.

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