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Bill up for vote would limit student restraint


The Wisconsin state Assembly plans to vote on a bill that would limit when public school employees could physically restrain or seclude students.

Under the proposal to be voted on Tuesday, a student must present a clear and immediate danger to themselves or to others to be physically restrained. Any seclusion must be supervised and can last only as long as necessary to resolve risk.

The bill also specifies that only people who have been properly trained should be involved in using any restraint or seclusion tactics, though someone untrained can supervise exclusion in an emergency situation.

The bill previously passed the Senate. If approved by the Assembly and signed by Gov. Scott Walker, it would take effect in September.


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