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Minnesota congressman stalls bill that could stop dangerous discipline of children


(WQOW) - A bill that could have stopped dangerous discipline of children has been stalled by a Minnesota congressman.

WQOW News 18 first told you about this bill last week. A Nightline investigation found that kids with behavioral problems or mental disabilities were being injured or killed because of restraint methods.

A bill that would have enacted a federal standard on the use of restraint and seclusion is now stalled.  Republican Representative Jon Kline, who chairs the house's education committee, has frozen action on that proposal. The congressman believes state and school leaders are the ones who should be in charge of those types of policies.

At this point, no action has been scheduled for the proposal. 

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