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Death at School: Parents Fight Back Against Deadly Discipline

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Death at School: Parents Fight Back Against Deadly Discipline Parents of children who have died or been injured while being manhandled, held down or locked up in America's public schools are fighting back. Dozens have filed lawsuits and many are speaking out publicly to end what they say is an epidemic of harsh measures being used in schools to subdue unruly or aggressive children – many of whom suffer from autism or other disabilities. They are mothers like Sheila Foster, whose 16-year-old son died after being restrained, allegedly for refusing to leave the basketball court at his school in Yonkers, just outside New York City.


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