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School "Freeze Position" Practice Protested

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Some parents are upset about a technique used in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District to calm kids.  They are calling for change that has already come at all but one school in the district-- Navigator Elementary.

There, when the bell rings ending recess, students are required to assume the "freeze position." The children bend over and put their hands on their knees for a few moments before going inside. School officials say it settles down the kids for a safe and orderly return to the classroom, but parents got the practice stopped at White Rock Elementary. They suggest it is degrading to the students and borderline pornographic.

Some parents have started a website intended to get the practice banned throughout the Folsom Cordova Unified School District.

A district media release notes the "freeze position" is not a Folsom Cordova Unified policy, but individual school principals do have the discretion to use such techniques to keep children under control and safe.

 

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