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Guidelines Considered for Restraining Students

Published On: Feb 12 2014 01:10:26 PM AKST
JUNEAU, Alaska -

An Anchorage parent became emotional in describing to lawmakers how she says her son was once kept in a locked closet by an Anchorage school.

Starr Marsett's testimony came during a House Education Committee during HB210.

The bill, from Rep. Charisse Millett, would require schools to notify parents within 24 hours if a child is restrained or placed in seclusion.

The bill also would allow a school employee, like a nurse, to administer, with parental consent, prescribed psychiatric medication to a student.

Marsett says her son was placed in the closest without her consent. She did not identify the school.