Mustang Creek, OK: Disabled 7-year-old locked in closet repeatedly at school

Sept 22, 2017, Sacramento Bee: ‘I really think we would go to jail’: School locks kid in closet 14 times in 18 days, parents say Oklahoma parents are outraged after they say their 7-year-old son, who has special needs, was locked in a closet by his elementary school for 30 minutes — and that it was far from the first time. Mustang Creek Elementary School calls it the “refocus room,” according to KFOR, and said it was “false” that they locked little Nick Wynne in a closet. “At the elementary level, either there is no door on these rooms or only a half door is installed,” wrote Shannon Rigsby, a public information officer for Mustang Public Schools. “If a half door is installed, there is no lock. It’s a safe, quiet place for a student to regain his or her composure.” But the boy’s father, Billy Wynne, said a chair blocked the half-door of the room — which he described as “legitimately the storage closet for the classroom” — making it impossible for his child to get out. There are a few reasons why Nick’s parents are so upset: Their son has ADHD, a sensory processing disorder and is awaiting a possible Autism diagnosis, according to KOKH, and they specifically asked the school to not put him in the room. “That seems crazy to me,” Billy said. “That he's in there number one, and 30 minutes for a 7-year-old?”