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Locked away: Schools use crisis rooms in non-crises
Absent policies and laws, practices vary widely on locking up kids in Ohio's schools

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M.L. Schultze
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Beginning Sunday, The Columbus Dispatch and the public radio reporting consortium StateImpact Ohio will be telling the story of what happens in one often-unexamined corner of Ohio schools – seclusion rooms.

StateImpact Editor M.L. Schultze spoke with reporters Jennifer Smith Richards, Molly Bloom and Ida Lieszkovszky about what they found during a months-long investigation into the purposes and practices associated with the rooms.

SCHULTZE: Overview from Jennifer Smith Richards, Molly Bloom, Ida Lieszkovszky

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The Columbus Dispatch and StateImpact Ohio stories on the use of seclusion rooms begins Sunday. You can access the investigation by going to or
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