12-18-2007, 05:09 PM #1
Prank Call Leads To Unneccesary Electric Shock Therapy
BOSTON — State officials are investigating complaints that staff at a special needs residential school gave at least two teenagers 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 Judge Rotenberg Education Center allegedly called in orders for electric shock treatments on Aug. 26 and officials at the school 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.
"There is still an ongoing criminal investigation," the school's senior counsel, Ernest Corrigan, said. "We are working very closely with investigators."
Nancy Alterio, executive director of the state's Disabled Persons Protection Committee, confirmed that her agency is investigating a complaint that a third victim — an adult — at the a residential facility in Stoughton run by the Rotenberg center also received unnecessary shock treatments after the phone call. more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,317291,00.html
12-18-2007, 05:35 PM #2
Wait a minute....hold the phone, here. A person can just call a mental health facility and order that someone give a patient electric shock therapy??? Seriously???______________________________
12-18-2007, 05:41 PM #3"Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."~ Plato
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