Campus security officers employed by the Denver faculty district will now not be allowed to make use of handcuffs on elementary faculty college students, after the college board unanimously handed a decision Thursday banning the controversial follow.
Handcuffs can nonetheless be used on center and highschool college students, although the decision directs Denver Public Colleges to considerably lower the frequency.
“It is a actually essential expertise and step we’ve taken to be the establishment we need to be and be an instance,” mentioned board member Jennifer Bacon.
A earlier model of the decision that the board thought of final month would have allowed the usage of handcuffs on fourth- and fifth-grade college students who posed a “risk of significant bodily harm to self or others.” That exception was faraway from the ultimate decision.
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