Salem-Keizer schools use restraint, seclusion emergency techniques 10 times a day

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On average, students were restrained or secluded 10 times a day in the Salem-Keizer Public Schools during the 2015-16 school year. These incidents primarily affect elementary students and students with disabilities.

In the same year, 149 students were physical restrained and 145 were placed in seclusion while attending school in Salem-Keizer; 176 incidents resulted in reported injuries to staff and students as a result of the use of the techniques.

The techniques are meant to help in emergency situations, but some argue the number of times it is used it excessive and can be traumatizing to the students.

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Published by Natalie Pate

Natalie Pate is a freelance journalist and author based in Salem, Oregon. She wrote about education for more than seven years at the Statesman Journal and now covers education and other topics throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is originally from Colorado and earned her B.A. in Politics and French from Willamette University.

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