The Teutopolis, IL Unit 50 School District confined five students in isolation in separate rooms for several hours for not wearing a mask as a way of protesting the school’s mask mandate.
The Edgar County Watchdogs obtained a photo of one of the students confined in a small room. The student appeared to be of high school age.
However, new rules were approved in the States of Illinois governing the isolation of students. It states that isolation may be used only if the student’s behavior presents an imminent danger of serious physical harm to the student or to others, when other less intrusive measures have been tried and failed, staff members have been trained in isolation techniques, etc.”
One of the fathers commented on a Facebook post and said:
“The people on the school board are my friends and neighbors. The teachers, students, faculty, parents etc are my friends and neighbors. To take the focus off where