Friday, August 3, 2012

Locked away: Schools use crisis rooms in non-crises

Absent policies and laws, practices vary widely on locking up kids in Ohio's schools

Beginning Sunday, The Columbus Dispatch and the public radio reporting consortium StateImpact Ohio will be telling the story of what happens in one often-unexamined corner of Ohio schools – seclusion rooms.
StateImpact Editor M.L. Schultze spoke with reporters Jennifer Smith Richards, Molly Bloom and Ida Lieszkovszky about what they found during a months-long investigation into the purposes and practices associated with the rooms.
Click on the link below to listen to the interview!

The Columbus Dispatch and StateImpact Ohio stories on the use of seclusion rooms begins Sunday. You can access the investigation by going to or