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St. Charles mom wants to end the use of 'isolation rooms' in schools
"I think the rooms need to go. They're not even rooms, they're padded closets like you would find in a prison. And that is not appropriate for a school."
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Every day, you send your kids to school to learn and have fun, too.
But some children spend much of their school day in a small room, locked up away from their classmates and alone. We're talking about isolation rooms.
There's now a push in Congress to get the use of these rooms banned.
For one St. Charles mother that can't happen soon enough.
"People swear to me: 'There's no way that room exists.'"

But Tracy Bono knows all about isolation rooms. She found out about them from her son Frankie.
Frankie, now 10, has autism. He used to attend Warren Elementary School.
Bono said she was never told her son was being put in an isolation room. Frankie has difficulty communicating. But one day in 2017, he shared some troubling details about how he spent his day at school.
"He would be agitated and upset and very frightened. He said 'I had to go to the blue room, I had to go to the blue room,'" said Bono.
Kid's have a lot of names for it, but educators call them 'isolation rooms'.
They are typically padded, closet-sized spaces hidden away from other classrooms. It's a sort of solitary confinement for unruly or special needs student from high school students to kids as young as four.

Now more parents like Bono who've been exposed to these rooms say, they have to go.
"They are misusing these rooms. I think these rooms shouldn’t exist to begin with," said Bono.
Bono said the last time Frankie was in the one, a teacher held a gym mat over the door frame so he couldn't see anything. She said she got details when she confronted school staff.
"The teacher got quiet and said 'It actually got really bad at one point, he was crying for anyone. So I lowered the mat and reached my hand in and he held my hand for a bit and I think that made him feel better,'" said Bono.
Bono said she didn't receive any documentation from the school.
"Nobody was documenting how long he was in that room. I said 'I don't understand why there's no documentation.' She said 'Well because the door was open to the room. So since the door was open, you don't have to document he was closed in the room,'" said Bono. "He was terrified to go to school. He was in full panic."
uhh, what the heck?
Public school Solitary confinement is A-OK, but homeschooling and parental spanking is abusive?
Gov't's gone kinda crazy.
Hope is the dream of the waking man.

For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
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