Restraint & Seclusion in Schools – Restraint and seclusion are often implemented by untrained personnel, resulting in injury, trauma and even death. In January 2009, the National Disability Rights Network issued a report detailing the harmful use of these interventions in over two-thirds of states, involving children as young as three years old in both public and private school settings. Following that report, the Government Accountability Office conducted an investigation finding no federal laws regulating the use of these interventions in schools, and that state laws vary widely if they exist at all. In fact, many states have no laws regulating restraint and seclusion in schools.