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Minnesota congressman stalls bill that could stop dangerous discipline of children

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WXOW) - A bill that could have stopped dangerous discipline of children has been stalled by a Minnesota congressman.

An ABC News Nightline investigation found that kids with behavioral problems or mental disabilities were being injured or killed because of restraint methods.

A bill that would have enacted a federal standard on the use of restraint and seclusion is now stalled.  John Kline, a Burnsville Republican who represents the state's 2nd Congressional District, chairs the house's education committee.  He's frozen action on that proposal.

Rep. Kline believes state and school leaders are the ones who should be in charge of those types of policies.

At this point, no action has been scheduled for the proposal. 

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