Columbus Dispatch visual journalist Courtney Hergesheimer traveled to schools around Ohio as part of StateImpact Ohio and The Dispatch’s reporting on the use of seclusion rooms in Ohio schools. Her video, narrated by Dispatch reporter Jennifer Smith Richards, shows what some of the seclusion rooms we visited look like.
Some have tile floors; other have carpet. Many have padding on the walls. Some have doors with windows; in others schools have removed doors to the rooms. Some rooms are painted in bright colors or have murals or motivational posters on the walls; others just have padding marked by the children who have been in the room before.