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GA-Peach-Patriot 9 points ago +9 / -0

Reflection rooms are pretty common. There is no lock on the door and there is a window. As a retired principal, there were plenty of times I needed a reflection room for myself. Lol. So here's an example of why one might be used...true story...we had a severely mentally disabled student who liked to remove his clothing when he got agitated. It was pretty common for him to strip down to his underwear and wander the halls. As he was a very large student, adult sized, and I am slight in stature, stopping him from removing his clothing was next to impossible. He was also violent in nature and liked to throw things. When in this state he was a danger to himself and others. The parent was no help and often refused to pick him up when we called for her help. She said on more than one occasion, when he's with us, he's our problem. We eventually got the student placed in a more suitable environment but a reflection room would have been perfect for this type of situation. My school didn't have any so we would have to evacuate a nearby classroom in order to lure him to a safe place. It's hard to understand if you've never had to deal with such situations.

RoosterHeadBad 4 points ago +4 / -0

I concur with this. My daughter is special needs and she goes to a special needs school. They have one of these rooms as well. It is for the kid’s protection and it is designed to calm them down. Some of these children can become very violent. My daughter is in that category.

LoneWulf 4 points ago +4 / -0

Seems to me they could have painted the room with a more calming feel, rather than make it look like a stark gulag.

RoosterHeadBad 1 point ago +1 / -0

Pink definitely would have been a better choice! It has a proven calming affect. Looking at the picture, it may be a padded room and the pads only come in one color. Hard to tell.