By John O’Brien / The Post-Standard March 22, 2010, 6:00AM Syracuse, NY – The state Office of Children and Family Services in 2004 had a backlog of requests for hearings from people accused of mistreating children. Three women had recently sued the agency over the delays that were costing them jobs working with kids because [...]

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TTAPR on March 5th, 2010

Two 14-year olds, a 15-year old and a 17-year old were taken into custody by Columbus police after they reportedly caused a fight on the grounds of Woodward Park Middle School, 5151 Karl Road, between 2:52 and 4:01 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26. The school principal and security officer told police the fight was spilling out [...]

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TTAPR on March 5th, 2010

SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) ? Police in suburban Pittsburgh say 11 middle school students have been arrested following an after-school fight. Swissvale Police Chief Greg Geppert says the Woodland Hills Junior High School seventh and eighth graders began fighting while waiting to get on a bus Wednesday afternoon, then others joined in. All face disorderly conduct [...]

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We are writing to express our concerns about the recently released DRNC report on seclusion and restraint.  Based on press releases and news articles, we believe that  DRNC is misusing its mandate as an advocate for the disabled to coerce, embarrass, harass and threaten schools, districts, personnel and teachers who are in compliance with the [...]

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