The Associated Press
LONGVIEW — The Longview School District is reviewing the use of an isolation box for special education students after a Facebook photo of the padded box sparked criticism.
Spokeswoman Sandy Catt says the district will make sure Mint Valley Elementary is following state rules for isolating students who may be a danger to themselves or others.
The Daily News reports the box is not used as punishment and most children use it voluntarily to control their emotions.
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One mother told the paper her autistic daughter had been expelled from two schools for hitting, kicking, head-butting and throwing chairs and books. The mother says the box has helped her daughter’s self-control.