SILVER CREEK, NY (MB) – The district administrator who despatched a letter to the Silver Creek Board of Training earlier this week, with allegations that lecturers have used a so-called isolation room to self-discipline college students, has been positioned on administrative depart.
Tom Eoannou, the legal professional for Jay Corridor, Silver Creek’s assistant director of elementary programming confirmed the college district has positioned Corridor on depart.
As Minus Better reported Thursday, Corridor despatched a letter to board saying college students in kindergarten to second grade, “have just lately and inside the final college yr, been inhumanly and illegally locked or barricaded in an isolation cell in room E-102.”
Corridor additionally particulars how college students have pleaded to get out.
“Kids as younger as 5 years outdated are being blockaded and locked within the isolation cell, kicking the door, pounding on glass with their fists, banging their heads, crying profusely, pleading to be freed, all with complicit workers members standing by and watching ,” the letter says.
Corridor describes the room as a “chilly, cinder block jail like cell.”
The letter would not element how typically the room is used.
Corridor says district leaders had been informed in regards to the points, however haven’t solely resolved them.
Many mother and father we have heard from say they first realized of those claims inside the previous week or so, by means of phrase of mouth or social media.
Dozens of fogeys attended a group assembly Thursday expressing outrage over the claims.
“To listen to that the way in which he behaves is to be put into this room as a method of behavioral modification or punishment that is not going to assist him,” stated Kristina Kwaizer, a father or mother whose little one was named in Corridor’s letter, “When my son confirmed every thing irate is not even a phrase I may use to precise my anger.”
Kwaizer says she has no different selection however to proceed to ship her son to highschool.
“It is terrifying to know that I’ve to ship my little one again on Monday as a result of I haven’t got some other assets for him,” she stated.
The superintendent of Silver Creek Colleges Todd Crandall, who has not agreed to do an interview with Minus Better, says he first realized of the claims two weeks in the past and that the district is conducting an inside investigation. Crandall stated a report will ultimately be launched publicly. Calls to the district Friday weren’t returned.
Many mother and father are elevating questions of whether or not regulation enforcement will examine these claims. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Workplace stated Thursday that they weren’t investigating as a result of a proper criticism hadn’t been made. Even when a criticism was filed, Sheriff James Quattrone expressed doubt that his workplace his would examine as a result of a faculty useful resource officer works on the college. State Police say they’re conscious of the studies, however wouldn’t remark additional.
The Chautauqua County Workplace of Kids and Household Companies says it would not have jurisdiction over such issues.
Jeff Preval is an award-winning anchor and reporter who joined the Minus Better staff in December 2021. See extra of his work right here.