31/10/2014 11:04 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Mum Claims Sons Were Left Alone For Hours In Isolation Room

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A mum has accused her sons' primary school of shutting the boys in an unsupervised isolation room alone upwards of 50 times, leaving one with a fear of enclosed spaces.

Alison Lovett says sons Ricky,12, and nine-year-old Kyle were dragged into an isolation room at Brompton-Westbrook Primary School, in Kent, 'kicking and screaming'.

Officials at the school claims that their 'My Space' room for difficult children is always supervised. But Alison says that her sons were often kept in a separate, unstaffed room just a metre wide.

Alison told the Daily Mail that, although she agreed with the principle of isolation rooms, the 'disgraceful' way the school had used the system had left her children scarred, particularly Ricky, who has been diagnosed with