Lang also issued a press release about the incident and the district’s efforts to ensure its educators understand techniques involved in nonviolent crisis intervention.
“Ongoing training in this approach, which helps teachers practice safe and effective behavior management techniques, already exists in the MSD of Wayne Township,” the press release read. “This training reflects the standards outlined in a district policy called ‘Use of Seclusion, Restraint, and Aversion With Students,’ which has been in place since 2010. In the wake of this week’s incident involving a student receiving special education services, the district will review nonviolent crisis intervention techniques with each of its special education practitioners to ensure the incident under investigation is not repeated.”
Lang said the district cannot share specifics of the investigation involving the student but can confirm reports that the district has offered the family the opportunity to move their child to another school in the district, and that the family will be doing that.
It is our practice to revisit a special education student’s programming with his or her family and set up meetings to review services. We will be doing that with the family involved in this incident.
“The investigation into this incident continues, involving district administrators with the MSD of Wayne Township, the Indiana Department of Child Services, and law enforcement. During the investigation, the employees involved are on leave and will not have contact with students,” Lang’s prepared statement read.
To review the district’s policy on the use of seclusion, restraint, and aversion with students, visit the website at http://www.wayne.k12.in.us/district/policy/pdf/J_files/JKG.pdf.