Seclusions and Restraints in Schools

SECLUSIONSAND RESTRAINTS

United States Government Accountability Office

Selected Cases of Death and Abuse at Public and Private Schools and Treatment Centers

Statement of Gregory D. Kutz, Managing Director, Forensic Audits and Special Investigations

 GAO (1) provides an overview of seclusions and restraint laws applicable to children in public and private schools, (2) verifies whether allegations of student death and abuse from the use of these methods are widespread, and (3) examines the facts and circumstances surrounding cases where a student died or suffered abuse as a result of being secluded or restrained.

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