Probe uncovers alleged abuse at Chicago school

Gages Lake School serves students with behavioral and emotional needs.
1:35 | 12/14/19

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Next to that disturbing video emerging. Schoolchildren put in seclusion. Tonight, already, the fallout. Here's Alex Perez. Reporter: The video, disturbing to watch, is any parent's nightmare. A teacher's aide grabbing a 7-year-old special needs student by the wrist, shoving him against the wall, and then wrapping her arm around his neck. Keeping the boy in what the school called a seclusion room. That 7-year-old's mom, Beth sandy. I was horrified. I ended up leaving the room. It was hard to watch. Reporter: It all happened at the gages lake school in suburban Chicago. The school serves students with behavioral and emotional needs. A monthslong investigation by propublica and the Chicago tribune. Several teachers aides have resigned and one of them, Nicholas Izquierdo was arrested, charged with six misdemeanors for causing minor injuries to he left the school and has pleaded not guilty. Authorities are also now reviewing the use of seclusion or isolation rooms, reportedly used at the school more than 1,700 times last school year. They need to think long and hard about the way they're running things there. I think they should be shut down. Reporter: The superintendent apologized. They say they're working on improving safety for students. Alex, thank you.

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