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Oklahoma school locks special needs boy in closet as punishment: ‘Don’t worry — it hardly ever happens’

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An Oklahoma father said his son’s school failed to reassure him after locking his disabled son in a closet as punishment.

Nick Wynne is a first-grader at Mustang Creek Elementary School, where he’s in a special needs class to help with his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and possible autism-related issues, reported KFOR-TV.

But his family pulled him from class after learning about the “refocus room” where Nick and other students are placed, alone, after they misbehave or create a distraction.

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“If they get in trouble, there’s this refocus room that is legitimately the storage closet for the classroom that they put them in and lock them in until they consider them under control,” said his father, Billy Wynne.

He recently learned that Nick had been placed in the refocus room multiple times since the school year began, and he said school officials brushed off his concerns.

“We told them, ‘I kind of have a problem with this, what you’re calling a refocus room, this closet,’ and they’re like, ‘Don’t worry — it rarely ever happens. We’ll call and let you know if something does happen, and they have to go in there,’” Billy Wynne said. “No. Never. The first time it happened was the second week of school.”

The school superintendent told the TV station the refocus room is used only with parental consent, but admitted communication with families could be improved.

The state school board is investigating Wynne’s complaint, but the father said he’s disappointed with the quality of education his son has received so far.

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“They made it sound like a one-on-one kind of thing, because there are only children in his class with one teacher and one assistant,” he said.

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BUSTED: Trump’s new spy chief worked for foreign politician the US accused of corruption

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by Isaac Arnsdorf

President Donald Trump’s new acting intelligence director, Richard Grenell, used to do consulting work on behalf of an Eastern European oligarch who is now a fugitive and was recently barred from entering the U.S. under anti-corruption sanctions imposed last month by the State Department.

In 2016, Grenell wrote several articles defending the oligarch, a Moldovan politician named Vladimir Plahotniuc, but did not disclose that he was being paid, according to records and interviews. Grenell also did not register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which generally requires people to disclose work in the U.S. on behalf of foreign politicians.

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Rosie O’Donnell hilariously responds to attacks from ‘demented liar’ Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Rosie O'Donnell during a campaign rally in Las Vegas on Friday.

During his third rally in as many days, Trump alleged that O'Donnell had committed crimes.

O'Donnell, who had been friendly with Trump before he began publicly feuding with her, responded to the news on Twitter.

fuck off u demented liar #TrumpRussiaCollusion https://t.co/GJIGne4WI7

— ROSIE (@Rosie) February 21, 2020

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Bernie Sanders responds to report that Russia is intervening to boost his campaign

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) urged Russia to stay out of the upcoming 2020 election in response to a new Washington Post article, which reported Friday that the Democratic frontrunner has been briefed by U.S. officials that the foreign government is trying to boost his candidacy.

“I don’t care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president,” Sanders told the outlet. “My message to Putin is clear: stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do."

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