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Kentucky Schools Ordered to Stop Using Aikido on Students
Posted 8/05/2016 8:43am [from Jun Akiyama]

The Kentucky state education commissioner, Stephen Pruitt, has sent a letter to public school superintendents to stop using a method called "Aikido Control Training" which teaches ways of physically restraining students. From the article: "Pruitt's letter said that all employees who are trained to utilize prone or supine restraint or have been trained through Aikido Control Training are prohibited from being involved in any physical restraints of students until they are trained through a different program. [...] Dr. Melissa Currie, head of Pediatric Forensic Medicine at the University of Louisville, who reviews cases of injuries to children from suspected abuse, said her office has examined several cases of injuries, primarily broken bones, that she said resulted from the use of Aikido Control Training in Jefferson County schools."

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