Jennifer Howson, 21, was restrained dozens of times at her school in the northeast Texas town of Kemp, often sustaining scrapes, bruises and black eyes. Her case is hardly unique; Texas educators pinned down students with disabilities 18,000 times in the 2007-08 school year.
In one case, educators restraining Jennifer broke a costsly device surgically implanted in her body to prevent severe seizures. The restraints occurred though Jennifer's parents, both teachers -- were working mere blocks away.
In this video, Jennifer and the Howsons tell their story.