BostonHerald.com Board of Education to revisit question of using restraints by Franci Richardson Monday, November 27, 2000 The controversial state policy allowing public school teachers and administrators to mechanically, physically and chemically restrain a student will resurface at tomorrow's meeting of the state Board of Education.
mostly chemically. 10% called ADHD, alleged to be a disease, following which
virtually all of these are then 'treated'drugged, most with Ritalin and other
amphetamines, these being addictive, Schedule II stimulant.]
The nine-member panel will vote on whether to solicit public comment on the use of restraints, which has been criticized since it was first introduced last year. ``We would like to hear from the public and that's why we're sending it out for public comment,'' said Darryl Pressley, spokesman for the DOE.
``It will give a chance for people to take a look at the proposal and provide us with feedback, which is what we hope to receive.'' The policy calls for the restraint of students deemed to be a threat to themselves, the community and school property. And restraints can only be used after all other less restrictive alternatives have failed. Mechanical restraints include tapes, padded ties and restrictive blankets. Chemical restraint involves administering prescription drugs on an ``as needed'' basis, officials said.
who, exactly will be making the decision to prescribe in the first place, and who
will be making the decision thereafter to repeat doses on an "as needed" basis? Sure
sounds as if it is public school teachers and administrators that are to be the ones to
mechanically, physically and chemically restrain the students (go back to the first
paragraph). Since when did schools become asylums? Has it not been since schools and
teachers absolved themselves of disciplining the children, controlling their classes,
rendering them literate and educating them.]
The policy also includes seclusion restraint, where a student will be confined to one room similar to a ``time-out'' discipline, and physical restraint where an adult holds a child still. ``A person administering a physical restraint should use only the amount of force necessary to stop the dangerous or violent actions of the student,'' under the current policy.
who decides what is "only the amount of force necessary to stop the dangerous or
violent actions of the student?'' Think of all the deaths we are having in the
psychiatric/mental health facilities, nationwide, many of them from a combination of
excessive force and hearts of children/patients compromised by the cardiotoxic
psychiatric drugs they are on. Every such death should be deemed due to cardiotoxic
psychiatric drugs until proven otherwise. ]
The ire of parents and teachers was raised last year when the policy was introduced. ``This is how people die. This is how people get hurt,'' Christine Griffin, executive director of the Disability Law Center in Boston, told the Herald. In 1998, a 16-year-old died while being restrained by workers in a group home in Marlboro.
what did I tell you (above)]
In April 1999, Jean Bowden of Cape Cod testified before the state Senate against abuse of restraints, especially with disabled students. She said her autistic daughter, at 10, was restrained by being pinned to the floor. The public, including school faculty, will have a month to submit comment about the restraint. Commissioner David Driscoll is expected to bring a recommendation back to the board by February, Pressley said.
there can be no doubt that the psychopharm cartel is behind this with its