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A 'Nationally Recognized Protocol,' an Autistic Teen's Death

Was it appropriate to use 'prone restraint' in this situation?

(Newser) - A private California school has had its certification suspended and an investigation is underway after an incident last month that left a special needs teen dead. The Sacramento Bee reports on what's said to have transpired Nov. 28 at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, when a 13-year-old... More »

Dentist Under Fire for Restraining Kids—Legally

The device is called a 'papoose board'

(Newser) - When James Crow took his 5-year-old daughter Elizabeth to Smiles R Us in Carrolton, Georgia, he didn't expect to leave so shaken. But he tells WSB-TV that after he and his mother were told they couldn't be with Elizabeth while her tooth was being pulled, they heard shouting... More »

Gun, Restraints Found in Craigslist Suspect's Home

(Newser) - A search of the home of alleged Craigslist killer Philip Markoff turned up a handgun, ammunition, and plastic restraints, the New York Times reports. Boston police believe the ties are identical to ones used in two hotel robbery/assaults that left one woman dead by gunshot last week. Markoff pleaded not... More »

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