Parents in Middletown, Conn., are protesting the use of what they're calling "scream rooms" by Farm Hill Elementary School as a way of disciplining misbehaving students, NBC Connecticut reports. According to NBC, school staff have been putting children, including students with special needs, in what the district officially refers to as "time out rooms." Parents opposed to the use of the rooms voiced their concerns at a recent Board of Education meeting, arguing the practice was causing more problems than it was solving.

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