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Report: Prank Call Led To Shock Treatment


Disabled Persons Protection Committee Investigating

State officials are investigating complaints that staff at the Judge Rotenberg Education Center gave three people -- including two teens -- unnecessary electric shock treatments after receiving a prank phone call from someone pretending to be from the office of the school's founder.
Initial investigations showed that a former student at the school allegedly called in orders for electric shock treatments on Aug. 26 and the Rotenberg center self-reported the prank call and unnecessary treatments the day after they occurred, Cindy Campbell, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Early Education and Care, said Monday.
The state Department of Early Education and Care said it investigated a complaint about two youths -- ages 16 and 19 - who were given unnecessary shock treatments on Aug. 26 after someone claiming to be on the staff of Dr. Matthew Israel -- the psychologist who founded the school -- called the residential facility and ordered the treatments
Kenneth Mollins, a New York attorney who has filed several lawsuits against the Rotenberg center alleging the mistreatment of children at the Canton-based school,
Massachusetts was required to pay the center $580,000 after it unsuccessfully sought to close the school following the 1985 death of a 22-year-old student who suffered a seizure while restrained and forced to listen to static noise.

More recently an investigation was ordered to determine if a shock device malfunctioned, causing burns to one student. The center also agreed to stop referring to staff members as psychologists if they have not been licensed with the state
What in thw world? I wonder how the two people are, it doesn't really say what it did to them except burning one. I say close the place down.
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.-- Bill Cosby
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