>We received notice of our appeal determination today. Evidently the only people who can appeal the decision is the person found to have committed the abuse or neglect. Our appeal was denied because we weren’t the ones who had been accused of the abuse of neglect.
So evidently, in the state of North Dakota, it is acceptable practice to lock a child with special needs in a room all by himself as a means of restraint or control.
For some reason, I have a huge problem with that.
1. the room was on the second floor, and by the school’s own admission, our son was banging on the windows with a chair. what would have happened if the window had broke out, and he had gone through the window?
2. in the room there was a desk, in that desk our son found two pairs of scissors, and by the school’s own admission, he threatened to use them. Granted the principal later qualified her statement and said that our son just wanted to cut some paper. But still, he had access to what could have been a dangerous weapon.
3. If our son had developed a medical emergency of some kind while locked in that room, would they have been able to get the room unlocked fast enough to save him?