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Ending restraint and seclusion in Mississippi schools

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On Thursday night the ACLU of Mississippi is inviting parents, children and educators to a town-hall meeting to discuss school discipline. They're calling it "Keeping Our Schools Safe: Addressing School Discipline." 

The ACLU says methods of discipline like restraint and seclusion, which include pinning a student to the wall or isolating a child, are used too often in schools across the state.  

The purpose of Thursday night's meeting is to discuss more positive methods of discipline.

"We just want everyone to come. It's open to the public. It's going to be very informative, very positive and hopefully it'll give people the tools they need to make sure their children are protected in the schools," said Erik Fleming, the Legislative Strategist for the ACLU of Mississippi. 

Thursday's meeting is at 6:00 P.M. at the M-P-B auditorium on Ridgewood Road in Jackson.

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