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Sure, all the “evidence” may not be out yet, but at the end of the day, this is a 12 year old who was so severely injured that he lost his leg. There is no behavior that could possibly justify that level of physical intervention. The policy stated that restraint is allowed in schools. Physical restraint is something that professionals are trained in. A lot. I still remember all of the holds I was taught more than 10 years ago because of all the training. You are also taught that physical restraint is the absolute last resort. Restraint is not about throwing a kid to the floor or chokeholds or anything like that. It’s about using the minimum amount of force needed to keep everyone safe AFTER all other de-escalation efforts have been tried. Is it more disruptive to allow a kid to go call his mother or to have a class full of kids watch an adult physically assault a kid?

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