Is it legal for a school to make a desk completely surrounded by walls and then placing a student in said desk as a punishment

Asked almost 2 years ago - Odin, IL

Is it legal for a school to make a desk completely surrounded by walls and then placing a student in said desk as a punishment

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  1. Judy A. Goldstein

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . That sounds like a time out environment. Nothing wrong with it.

  2. Christine C McCall

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    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Yes, this can be used as a time-out type of punishment in appropriate circumstances. Appropriate circumstances would be especially for circumstances where the student is having difficulties with self-control and attentive to class activities.

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