SALEM, Ore. – A ban on the use of so-called seclusion cells in Oregon schools is on its way to the desk of Governor John Kitzhaber. The Oregon Senate voted Monday to approve the measure that would phase out the small rooms. They’re used when out-of-control students need a place to calm down without posing a risk to themselves or others.
Democratic senator Lee Beyer told his colleagues there are other ways to handle these students.
"I understand the problems that you have in containing some of these young people that have problems, but this is the wrong way."