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Parents: Padded Rooms Abusive

Missouri, February 21, 2009
Nick Von Harz does not look very threatening at home, curled up on a sofa and clutching his stuffed bear.

But suddenly, his shy demeanor can erupt into explosive tantrums. Nick has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. Teachers at Hollenbeck Middle School have responded by repeatedly putting the sixth-grader in a small, padded room.

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