Harsh school punishments raising concerns about student safety
An investigation by ABC has revealed school punishment that many consider excessive in some schools Video by ktnv.comvideo
(KTNV) -- Another story with some disturbing video has sparked controversy over disciplinary actions at some schools in America.
An ABC News investigation raises serious questions about shock therapy involving up to 60 volts of electricity to punish misbehaving students.
They also uncovered isolation rooms, which are padded boxes used to restrain some children, including those with autism.
There are no national standards for punishment or restraints used on school children.
According to ABC News, only 17 states -- including Nevada -- have specific laws to protect students from harsh treatments or restraints.
Some experts are afraid that the harsh punishments has resulted in thousands of students being traumatized or injured.