There has been a controversy in Bellingham schools that's making news. I'm not involved in schools so I just see what's in media. Rather than speculating on whether the staff did anything wrong, or not, I just thought of this idea, which is more about society in general.
Maybe Bellingham could benefit from the development of a "Therapeutic Boarding School." When I grew up, students talked about being sent to "reform school," but the reform school concept had it's drawbacks.
I would guess that residential treatment; somewhat like incarceration; is still needed for some students that cause a lot of problems in the general population. I read that the newer types of therapeutic boarding schools exist in some areas.