D.C. Board Of Education May Allow For Wider Use Of Physical Force On Students

10/22/2001 | Washington Post, The

The District of Columbia Board of Education is poised to broaden the circumstances in which teachers may use force against students to allow them to use force if "necessary to maintain or regain order" or if "necessary for the safety of the educational environment." Current rules prohibit the use of force against students except in cases of self-defense.

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