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School replaces detention with mandatory meditation

Posted at 10:09 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 01:48:47-05

A school in Baltimore is turning to meditation to deal with disciplinary problems.

Along with reading, writing and math, students have mindfulness classes woven into their school day. According to WPVI, if a student acts up, they're not sent to the principal's office but rather to the Mindful Moment Room where they get a chance to recenter.

"95 percent of my class who goes out for the mindful room, they come back and they'll be at peace and at work," first grade teacher, Tayamisha Von Hendricks, told WPVI.

According to WPVI, the goal is to not only keep kids at peace during the rest of the school day but for the rest of their lives.

The Holistic Life Foundation says it wants to expand the success they've had in Baltimore to schools across the country.