We have a school district not too far away that keeps doing things that make no sense.
A few years ago, this district had a situation where the principal decided a meltdown didn’t end fast enough and she sat on an elementary student’s legs and held him down so she could, in her eyes, force the meltdown to “peak” so it could end faster. That was about 2.5 years ago.
Last month, the district decided to hit the news again. This time, a young child (this district only has grades K-3 in these schools, so these are little elementary kids besides) took one of the other students’ play-doh and decided to throw it at people. The teacher called in the principal when the kid wouldn’t give it back, and the principal dragged the child down the hall and put him in a closet. Okay, now it’s a “time out” space, but it was effectively built to be a closet, so…it’s a freaking closet.
For throwing play-doh.