Schools to be told how to restrain children

first_imgStuff 5 May 2015A Wellington school principal admits he’s physically wrestled out-of-control teenagers in the past and says he wouldn’t want new restraint and time-out guidelines to stop him from doing it again.The Ministry of Education is writing up guidelines for schools to help deal with students who need to be secluded when their aggression gets out of hand.The move comes on the back of an incident in December when a 13-year-old boy attending a special school was put in a time-out room and his parents complained.An investigation revealed the safe room was inadequate and was subsequently closed and stated if a safe room was going to be used the school must have written parent permission.“We decided that it would be timely to look more widely at whether more guidance was needed for schools and have accordingly set up an advisory group from across the sector to assist in its development,” ministry head of sector enablement Katrina Casey said.Naenae College principal John Russell said he’s stepped “beyond the law” a number of times and recalled one former student he regularly had to “hold down” until he’d calmed down. read more

Murder suspect nabbed

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the San Dionisio police station. ILOILO City – Charged with murder, alaborer was arrested in Barangay Sua, San Dionisio, Iloilo. Police identified him as 42-year-old ReynaldDolino of San Pablo, Manapla, Negros Occidental. Dolino was caught on the strength of anarrest warrant around 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, a police report showed. The court recommend no bail bond for histemporary liberty./PNlast_img

Former President Obama: The world would be a better place if every country was run by women

first_imgFormer President Barack Obama said Monday that “the world would be a better place if every country was run by women.”“Now women, I just want you to know you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us,” the two-term president said at an Obama Foundation event in Singapore.“I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything… living standards and outcomes,” he told the crowd.Obama, who served as president between 2009 and 2017, also told the Singapore audience that the world’s problems were caused by “old men not getting out of the way.”“If you look at the world and look at the problems it’s usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way,” Obama said, as reported by BBC.“It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self importance or your own power,” he continued.The remarks will surely be seen as a betrayal to former vice president Joe Biden who served faithfully under Obama for eight years but is still yet to receive an endorsement from him. Perhaps Obama is signaling a third presidential run for Hillary Clinton.Biden, 77, earlier this month claimed he didn’t need Obama’s help, telling reporters: “Everyone knows I’m close with him. I don’t need an Obama endorsement.”But the former Delaware senator is lagging in key states such as Iowa ahead of its Feb. 3 nominating contest and has not raised the same campaign funds as other top-tier candidates.last_img read more