AUGUSTA - A recent law allows teachers to restrain a child if he or she presents an imminent threat to his or her self or others around them.
But its the word imminent that has many saying it doesn't allow teachers to keep control in the classroom the way they would like too.
Some teachers around the state are asking lawmakers to give them more power in the classroom when it comes to restraining a child who they believe is acting out.
State Senator Tom Saviello has put forward a piece of legislation that would do just that.
Current law does say that a teacher may restrain a child if he or she presents imminent danger to his or herself or others,but some say the wording is just to vague.
Those who wished to speak on the matter attended a public hearing. There is no specific time table when lawmakers might consider a bill.
Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in June of 2012. Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. From July 2011 to December 2011, Andrew was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Thursday for The Morning Show, covering topics from the financial crisis to the New England Patriots.