When I worked with students with severe behavioral disabilities in a residential setting, we used a Time Out room. Students that broke a classroom or cottage rule and became out-of-control because of the punishment were taken to the room for a cooling off period. Needless to say, at times that was difficult as an adult to watch a student be placed behind closed doors while they were releasing their anger. However, according to The Washington Post, school officials at the Capital City Alternative School in Jackson, Miss. have taken discipline to a whole new level. Reports indicate that students are being shackled to railings and poles for hours at a time for minor violations.