The mother of a seven-year-old boy in Phoenix, Arizona secretly videotaped the padded room in her son's school after he had been left there for the better part of a school day. She says she later learned he had been held in the room 17 times – though the school disputes that number, saying he was there three times.
"I was disgusted," said Leslie Noyes, the boy's mother. "There was one
time that I know he was placed in the room a little after 10 a.m. He was
there until the school day ended at 3:30 p.m. They brought him lunch in
there. He ate it on the floor. He had urinated on the floor. They
wouldn't let him out to use the bathroom."
Read ABC TV's investigative report of the dangers of restraint and seclusion.