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CBS NEWS: The Woodlands, TX mom says daughter with autism held in closet

Oct 4, 2018, CBS News: Mom says teachers forced young daughter with autism into closet THE WOODLANDS, Texas - A mother here says teachers forced her young daughter, who has autism, into a closet and held the door closed. And the mother, Jennifer Clark, is demanding an apology. … "They never told me that she could be forcibly put in this (seclusion) room and locked in," Clark said. Clark's daughter, who's in second grade, has autism and battles anxiety. People touching her triggers fight or flight. Her first day of school in a program for special needs children with emotional issues saw her melt down at recess and earn a note for bad behavior. "Shouting, kicking, and she knocked over a desk," Clark said. "It didn't mention anything about her being put in a room alone."… In a statement, school district said, "From time to time, it may become necessary to separate a student from other students for a limited period … for that student to regain self-control. …

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