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Monday, November 15, 2010
School reform, New Orleans style
Sebastian and Robin Weston talk about their son being
handcuffed and shackled.
and lawyers for the State Recovery School District
settled their suit
Southern Poverty Law Center
Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana
. Vallas agreed to
end the handcuffing of 6-year-olds. But, under the settlement, he can continue to use cuffs, shackles and restraints on kids over 10 years old. Children at the mainly African-American,
Sarah Towles Reed Elementary Schoo
l in New Orleans were subjected to unlawful arrest and excessive force – including handcuffing and shackling – for minor violations of school rules.
Vallas had no comment on the settlement. He was busy
overseeing school reform in Haiti.
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