Scream rooms

Scream rooms

In Wake Of ‘Scream Room’ Controversy, Conn. House Passes Isolation Room Bill

The bill comes after recent incidents in Middletown, where special education students at Farm Hill Elementary School were reportedly isolated in “scream rooms” during outbursts.

05/02/2012

Scream rooms

U.S. DOE Investigating ‘Scream Rooms’ At Middletown, Conn. School

Federal education officials have launched a civil rights investigation into a Connecticut elementary school’s practice of isolating students with disabilities in small rooms when they have emotional outbursts.

01/31/2012

Scream rooms

Administrators Take Heat For ‘Scream Room’ Controversy At Connecticut School

Parents vented their anger Thursday night at a packed Farm Hill Elementary PTA meeting. Much of the shouting concerned the school’s use of so-called “quiet” rooms, where teachers would send misbehaving students.

01/13/2012

Farm Hill Elementary School

Parents Furious Over Apparent Use Of ‘Scream Rooms’ Inside Middletown, Conn. Elementary School

Two “time-out” rooms were implemented two years ago for special needs students. But with growing community concern about their use, the school district drafted a new support plan to deal with students who act up.

01/11/2012