INVESTIGATIONS are underway into why a Queensland school boy was locked inside a small room for ‘time out’.
Nine-year-old Tate Smith, who has autism, has reportedly been sent to the room with boarded-up windows up to 20 times in the past year.
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His mother claims Kawungan State School, near Fraser Island, is treating her son like a criminal and has called for action.
The room, which contained a mattress and pillow, has reportedly been dismantled as an investigation is launched.