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Let's Ban Restraint and Seclusion In Our Schools - Keep All Students Safe! YOUR CHILD CAN BE KILLED BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TOO!
  • Petitioned Governor,Mayor,Senate,Congressmen, New York City Board of Education,
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Let's Ban Restraint and Seclusion In Our Schools - Keep All Students Safe! YOUR CHILD CAN BE KILLED BY SCHOOL EMPLOYEES TOO!

    1. Sheila Foster
    2. Petition by

      Sheila Foster

      Jamaica, New York, United States

Right now, Congress is considering the Keeping All Students Safe Act, which would restrict the use of seclusion and restraint at schools in the United States. The widespread and dangerous use of restraining students in schools needs to be addressed. 

On April 18th, 2012 my son Corey Foster was killed while playing basketball at the Leake and Watts school in Yonkers, New York - a state funded school. During the student recreational time, one of the employees of Leake and Watts approached Corey and told him to get off the basketball court so that the employees can play. Corey was upset and made a last shot at the rim and the ball bounced off and hit an employee. 

According to the video tape Corey was cornered by 5 employees , that’s when Corey was slammed to the wall by a staff member.  Corey  was restrained by 4 to 5 employees who piled on his back and held him down. Corey complained that he could not breathe and one employee replied "if you can talk, you can breathe.” 

Within moments, Corey would be dead. They killed my son with 7 minutes of restraining. They failed my son. They failed us. But the Keeping All Students Safe Act would for the first time, put in place minimum safety standards to prevent abusive seclusion and restraint in schools across the country. 

In 2009, an investigation by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found hundreds of allegations where children have been abused, and some even died, as a result of misuses of seclusion and restraint in schools. In some of the cases examined in the GAO report, ropes, duct tape, chairs with straps and bungee cords were used to restrain or isolate young children.

This bipartisan legislation would protect school children from inappropriate uses of seclusion and restraint. The bill would provide school personnel with the necessary tools, training, and support to ensure the safety of all students and school personnel.

Please join me and sign this petition to ban restraint and seclusion!

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 3,000 signatures
    2. Anderson Live show

      Sheila Foster
      Petition Organizer

      Yesterday i was interviewed by Anderson Cooper and the show aired the same day. I am still talking about my son Corey. if you would like to view it the link is below.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?edit=vd&v=qUcbfiDBuzE

      You can all so view the show on you tube by searching Anderson live show

      thank you

      My Edited Video

      I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Decision-maker Governor,Mayor,Senate,Congressmen, New York City Board of Education, responds:

      Governor,Mayor,Senate,Congressmen, New York City Board of Education,

      Thank You for all your support.


    5. Reached 1,000 signatures
    6. PLEASE RE-POST

      Sheila Foster
      Petition Organizer

      WE NEED A LOT MORE SIGNATURES....PLEASE SHARE PETITION WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY. THE NEXT TIME I MEET SENATOR HARKIN I WOULD LIKE TO HAND HIM SIGNATURES OF ALL THE PEOPLE THAT CARE ABOUT SAVING A CHILD'S LIFE. THANK U

    7. Reached 500 signatures
    8. MEETING WITH DA AND MEDICAL EXAMINER JULY 26

      Sheila Foster
      Petition Organizer

      YTD THE EMPLOYEES THAT KILLED MY SON ARE BACK TO WORK....LIVING THEIR LIVES AS IF NOTHING HAPPENED!

    9. Meeting in Washington July 11th and 12th

      Sheila Foster
      Petition Organizer

      Senators and Reps will try to pass the keeping all all children safe act.

    10. MY SON NEEDS JUSTICE....THE SYSTEM FAILED US!

      Sheila Foster
      Petition Organizer

      HELP US BAN RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION

    11. Reached 250 signatures
    12. I HAVE HAVE NO INFO OR AUTOPSY FOR MY SON

      Sheila Foster
      Petition Organizer

      WE WANT JUSTICE FOR COREY! ITS BEEN 2 MONTHS AND 3 DAYS. MY SON WAS KILLED BY LEAKE AND WATTS EMPLOYEES THEY HAVE NOT BEEN CHARGED YET.

    13. Reached 50 signatures
    14. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFENCE

      Sheila Foster
      Petition Organizer

      PLEASE PASS THIS TO YOUR FRIENDS

    15. Reached 5 signatures
    16. It have been 2 months and 2 days since my son Corey was killed. No arrest.

      Sheila Foster
      Petition Organizer

      this lets supporters know what actions are being taking with legislative electives in banning restraint and seclusion from schools.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Athena Adams UPPER MARLBORO, MD
      • about 1 month ago

      The school staff should be in jail and there should be a FEDERAL INVESTIGATION into this injustice!!!!!!!

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    • Lewis Gray OAKLAND, UNITED STATES
      • 2 months ago

      fucking assholes

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    • Steven Harris RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
      • 2 months ago

      This situation shows why we need police. If mayhem is not being committed, you are not justified in using violence. Call a cop. Clearly you have no idea what you are doing.

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    • Devin Daye DURHAM, NC
      • 2 months ago

      I'm tired of schools getting to abuse kids and no one calls attention to it

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    • Amy Warren SCOTTSDALE, AZ
      • 3 months ago

      There is no lesson learned for students who are restrained and it has the opposite effect ... My child was restrained and it's worsened her anxiety she's only 7 let's ask schools to assist as parents to be more proactive, this hurts our kids and happens far more often than anyone is aware of, it's a stigma of a bad kid, it horrifies the kids who witness their classmate being restrained and it isn't positive in any fashion.

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